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Amazon's Initiative: Digital Assistants, Home Surveillance and Data

Kampmark, Binoy
http://www.counterpunch.org/2018/03/16/amazons-initiative-digital-assistants-home-surveillance-and-data/

Publisher:  Counterpunch
Date Written:  16/03/2018
Year Published:  2018  
Resource Type:  Article

A look at technological developments such as Amazon Echo and Google Home, which are less innovations than intrusive tools utilized by big data companies to mine personal information and condition human approaches to the way information is shared.

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Dolls connected to the internet; sex toys linked to the world wide web; and, of course, Amazon's Jeff Bezos haunting you in the home with Alexa, a talking digital assistant connected with the speaker Echo. Alexa, this happy searching missionary, scouring and gathering intelligence for that weighty mother ship, Amazon, all used in the name of profit and customer experience.

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