Amazon Alexa Tricked By Security Researchers To Keep Listening

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However, the finding isn't soothing to those perturbed that Amazon's Echo smart speakers are listening to us. Moreover, Alexa can also handle educational Q&As, and kids are encouraged to say "please".

This addresses a concern that many parents have had with Echo.

A new Echo feature called "Magic Word" requests that children use the word "please" when asking Alexa for something.

"With Echo Dot Kids Edition and FreeTime on Alexa, parents can have peace of mind knowing their kids are getting age-appropriate content, while they listen to music, ask questions, enjoy Audible books, use Alexa skills, and more".

The Echo Dot Kids Edition sells for $79.99 and comes with all the FreeTime parental controls features, one year of FreeTime Unlimited family plan, a kid-friendly case, and a 2-year guarantee.

Echo Dot Kids Edition is the easiest way to get started.

The kids-focused Echo Dot also brings a new Alexa experience with Amazon FreeTime, which includes parental controls to make the digital assistant more kid-friendly. They grow up with smartphones, tablets, smart speakers, smart home devices, and more, with technology all around them.

Sarikaya said that Alexa's memory will be basic at first: You might be able to tell Alexa your wife's favorite brand of wine, for example, and then ask Alexa to remind you when you eventually forget.

The Westpac Amazon Skill has been letting you interact with your account through simple voice commands, checking your account balance, transaction history and reward point status on your Alexa enabled devices.

Amazon FreeTime on Alexa will roll out to existing Echo, Echo Dot, and Echo Plus owners via a free, over-the-air software update starting on 9 May.

Parent Dashboard allows parents to see their kid's FreeTime on Alexa activity, plus review their voice recordings in the Alexa app.

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