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Ian Forrester

South Park trolled Amazon Echo owners in the best way possible | TechCrunch - 0 views

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    "This is one of the minor dangers of owning an Amazon Echo. Most anyone can activate the device by just saying the wake word, including Cartman. And in the season opener of South Park, that's exactly what happened. If someone watched that episode of South Park in the same room as an Echo, their Amazon shopping list was filled with random, gross items. This example shows the potential danger of having a voice-activated shopping assistant. It's easy to imagine a potential rogue advertisement, online or elsewhere, that could, in theory, say the right words to order a particular product - like a South Park box set."
Ian Forrester

Amazon Echos activated by TV comment - BBC News - 0 views

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    An on-air comment by a US TV presenter activated Amazon Echo gadgets in viewers' homes across San Diego.
Ian Forrester

Police Request Amazon Echo Recordings For Homicide Investigation - Slashdot - 0 views

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    "Amazon objects to over-broad or otherwise inappropriate demands as a matter of course," the company said in a statement. Even without Amazon's help, police may be able to crack into the Echo, according to the warrant"
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