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    Alexa is misbehaving

    My Amazons Echo dot ( Alexa) is playing up lately.
    It is saying random stuff without being activated.
    Just now it said" Thats so nice, be sure to call again"
    Fortunately my mrs didnt hear it as she already calls it my other women.

    Anyone else having weird anomalies?

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    Original Poster

    dreadzone101

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r5p0gqCIEa8


    Seen that before, quite funny but that was activated and obviously was having trouble understanding the child.
    Mine is just spouting stuff when not activated by command.

    How long before it gets cited in divorce proceedings, like friends reunited!

    mine does the same occasionally. I think it must hear Alexa and respond to whatever is said

    It's constantly listening and recording speech. Who actually knows what it's actually doing... I wouldn't have one if they were paying me

    Might be worth looking into getting an exorcist?

    Mines going crazy when the Alexa , Echo Dot advert comes on the telly oO

    rhinopaul

    Just now it said" Thats so nice, be sure to call again"





    https://i.makeagif.com/media/11-26-2015/HFsNv9.gif

    Original Poster

    Saturn


    I havent seen that film, so dont know what I would be laughing at. (_;)

    I bet alexa isn't the only thing in our houses listening and watch us. But I'll be honest if that's what they want to do the conversation between me and the wife is pretty boring at times.

    Original Poster

    Niz

    Might be worth looking into getting an exorcist?


    Thought about that before , but she is the mother of my son so I just put up with it.

    https://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/listening.png

    rhinopaul

    I havent seen that film, so dont know what I would be laughing at. (_;)




    Worth watching. Live-in Nanny welcomed into the family home before taking over in a rather sinister manner. It was just a story though - unlikely to happen in real life....... I'm sure. oO

    You need to get a Donna.

    Suits watchers will understand.

    Original Poster

    larrylightweight

    I bet alexa isn't the only thing in our houses listening and watch us. … I bet alexa isn't the only thing in our houses listening and watch us. But I'll be honest if that's what they want to do the conversation between me and the wife is pretty boring at times.


    I just heard that amongst the list of things the FBI can tap , one of them was a certain Samsung TV.

    nipstyler

    It's constantly listening and recording speech. Who actually knows what … It's constantly listening and recording speech. Who actually knows what it's actually doing... I wouldn't have one if they were paying me



    Paranoid much? Like your life is so interesting that you are worried about people listening in!

    g8spur

    Paranoid much? Like your life is so interesting that you are worried … Paranoid much? Like your life is so interesting that you are worried about people listening in!



    Why would a computer need to be interested? Stop being a weirdo. They don't have likes and feelings (yet).

    moneysavingkitten

    Why would a computer need to be interested? Stop being a weirdo. They … Why would a computer need to be interested? Stop being a weirdo. They don't have likes and feelings (yet).



    I love Alexa and she loves me.

    rhinopaul

    I havent seen that film, so dont know what I would be laughing at. (_;)



    Saturn

    Worth watching. Live-in Nanny welcomed into the family home before taking … Worth watching. Live-in Nanny welcomed into the family home before taking over in a rather sinister manner. It was just a story though - unlikely to happen in real life....... I'm sure. oO



    Hand that rocks the cradle, great film

    rhinopaul

    I just heard that amongst the list of things the FBI can tap , one of … I just heard that amongst the list of things the FBI can tap , one of them was a certain Samsung TV.



    Yer I just read that in another post Iv got one of those Samsung TVs all my laptops have tape over the cameras. Time to do that on the TVs iPads iPhones etc haha

    I'm guessing a few more years and drones will be flying past our windows with the chance of looking in . all in the name of public protection and neighbour hood watch flying cctv everywhere.

    It's nothing to worry about, it's just her time of the month, she'll be fine again next week. X)

    i think you might have a ghost

    You can see what activated it in your account settings on the alexa app, you can play back the audio recordings and see why it thought it heard alexa

    g8spur

    Paranoid much? Like your life is so interesting that you are worried … Paranoid much? Like your life is so interesting that you are worried about people listening in!



    ​Not paranoid. Just fully understand the power of customer profiling. Targeted marketing is how companies increase their marketing efficiency and therefore sales, Alexa only has to listen out for key words which are processed automatically. I'm not concerned about the CIA tapping my house but I am concerned about companies having very detailed profiles about my life which they are potentially able to sell to a 3rd party without my authorisation. Have you seen minority report? We are on the cusp of that kind of advertising being possible.

    nipstyler

    ​Not paranoid. Just fully understand the power of customer profiling. T … ​Not paranoid. Just fully understand the power of customer profiling. Targeted marketing is how companies increase their marketing efficiency and therefore sales, Alexa only has to listen out for key words which are processed automatically. I'm not concerned about the CIA tapping my house but I am concerned about companies having very detailed profiles about my life which they are potentially able to sell to a 3rd party without my authorisation. Have you seen minority report? We are on the cusp of that kind of advertising being possible.



    Why does that worry you?

    g8spur

    Why does that worry you?



    ​Because I don't want companies to know all about me. My lifestyle, health, views, political ideologies. Because this information can be used against you. Perfect example health insurance. Mortgages etc. Why should someone pay more or be declined over information that should be private. It won't be long before companies use this information to increase premiums or refuse a service because it holds either correct or incorrect information about a consumer. My life is my own business.

    And best case you get far more annoying telephone calls trying to sell you **** because a device has determined you are interested in something because it hears you talking about it. I get enough of that already thanks
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