DHH @dhh Creator of Ruby on Rails, Founder & CTO at Basecamp, NYT best-selling author, and Le Mans 24h class-winning racing driver. Apr. 12, 2019 1 min read

The revelation that Amazon has workers around the world listening in on Alexa – and either being amused or disturbed by what they hear (and passing clips around the office) – is frequently met with WHY ARE YOU SURPRISED? Same weak response the NSA revelations got 👎

The deciding factor is actual proof and reporting. You can suspect all sorts of nefarious things of all sorts of organizations, but until you uncover evidence, it's not very actionable now, is it? So boost the reports when they're there rather than poo-poo the confirmation.

(In case you missed the report from yesterday)  https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-04-10/is-anyone-listening-to-you-on-alexa-a-global-team-reviews-audio 

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