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Turn off your Alexa if you're working at home

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Friendly reminder to those of you who are working at home and have an Amazon or Google connected speaker in the House your might WanNa turn them off or at the very least mute. Microphone while you ask let me tell you. I'm Jefferson Graham. You're listening to talking tech now. The great thing about having an Amazon echo or Google home speaker in your home is that you can use your voice to get the radio played turn on and off the smart lights control the TV and way more. But there's a trade off Amazon and Google are listening to you. Both companies claim that they only chime in after hearing the wake word. Well maybe and by the fall they start recording your question and the response and they are archived by Google Amazon on their servers. Unless you go to the bother of deleting them which most people never go to the bother of doing so now. You're at home at work. You're dealing with sensitive information that your employer might not want recorded by Google and Amazon. You could say something innocuous like asking turn off the lights or what time is it. And there's no problem there but the issue is what happens when you drop the wake words into a normal conversation. It's then when you will be recorded saying something that you or your employer might regret having recorded something like my company loves Alexa and is about to acquire another firm. I did this one earlier today. And if you don't believe me that I was recorded take a listen to inquire so guys and gals. You have a few choices. Go ahead and let the Amazon and Google speakers. Play music for you but watch what you say around them better yet. Concentrate on your work. And if you need to listen to music where some. Headsets third the microphones that is a simple switch or simply unplug the