White-hat hackers from Germany’s Security Research Labs have developed apps that can be used to eavesdrop on users and phish for their passwords, reports ArsTechnica.
Amazon.com defended the privacy features of its Alexa digital assistant and introduced some new tools to reassure users.
Regulators and lawmakers in the U.S. and Europe are examining whether Google, Apple Inc. and Amazon.com Inc. are violating privacy by employing human reviewers to listen to voice commands recorded by digital assistants.
Amazon.com Inc. will let Alexa users opt out of human review of their voice recordings.
Fitbit’s upcoming smartwatch will include support for Amazon Alexa, according to leaked information published by Evan Blass.