TV anchor says live on-air ‘Alexa, order me a dollhouse’ – guess what happens next • The Register

We’ll take this opportunity to point out that voice-command purchasing is enabled by default on Alexa devices.

Well, that sounds extraordinarily dumb. Not entirely surprising, though. Somebody just didn’t think through the consequences.

If you have one of these things, and who wouldn’t want Amazon listening to every word uttered within earshot of the device, you should immediately change your settings to require a PIN code for purchases. 😉

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Source: TV anchor says live on-air ‘Alexa, order me a dollhouse’ – guess what happens next • The Register

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