Amazon is going all in on Echo, a piece of technology that listens for voice commands. All the time. What might it do with that microphone when not actively taking instructions?
With the government actively being caught spying on everyday citizens, it seems eerie that computing might be moving to something that relies more on voice. The government could be listening to every conversation. For most people, it wouldn’t seem to matter. It would seem that most people do not interest the government very much.
However, for the few people who do, this technology being used to spy on them would be a violation of their rights. If it were used to make an arrest, and then [...]