Technology Law experts recommend turning off Alexa

Law experts recommend turning off Alexa

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<p class = "canvas-atom canvas-text Mb (1.0em) Mb (0) – sm Mt (0.8em) – sm" type = "text" content = "La coronavirus epidemic it is forcing millions of people to be confined to their homes. And a percentage of them can follow working remotely thanks to tools like video calls. But this type of remote tasks can pose a serious danger to the privacy of families, companies and workers. And not on the side that everyone believes .. but by Alexa.“data-reactid =” 12 “> The coronavirus epidemic it is forcing millions of people to be confined to their homes. And a percentage of them can follow working remotely thanks to tools like video calls. But this type of remote tasks can pose a serious danger to the privacy of families, companies and workers. And not on the side that everyone believes .. but by Alexa.

<p class = "canvas-atom canvas-text Mb (1.0em) Mb (0) – sm Mt (0.8em) – sm" type = "text" content = "As law firms urge As lawyers work from home during the global pandemic, their employees' confidential phone calls to clients are at risk of being overheard. Amazon (AMZN), owner of Alexa, or Google.“data-reactid =” 13 “> As law firms urge lawyers to work from home during the global pandemic, their employees’ confidential phone calls with clients are at risk of being overheard by Amazon (AMZN), owner of Alexa, or Google.

If you're working from home, turn off Alexa (recommended by law experts) (GRANT HINDSLEY / AFP via Getty Images)

If you’re working from home, turn off Alexa (recommended by law experts) (GRANT HINDSLEY / AFP via Getty Images)

<p class = "canvas-atom canvas-text Mb (1.0em) Mb (0) – sm Mt (0.8em) – sm" type = "text" content = "Mishcon de Reya, the UK law firm that advised the Princess Diana about his divorce and also makes corporate laws, he has issued a number of tips for staff to silence or turn off listening devices such as Amazon Alexa or the google voice assistant when they talk about customer matters at home, according to a partner of the firm to Bloomberg. Suggested that staff do not have any of the devices near their workspace. “Data-reactid =” 25 “>Mishcon de Reya, the UK law firm that advised the Princess Diana about his divorce and also makes corporate laws, he has issued a number of tips for staff to silence or turn off listening devices such as Amazon Alexa or the google voice assistant when they talk about customer matters at home, according to a partner of the firm to Bloomberg. He suggested that staff do not have any of the devices near their workspace.

<p class = "canvas-atom canvas-text Mb (1.0em) Mb (0) – sm Mt (0.8em) – sm" type = "text" content = "Mishcon's warning covers any type of enabled device for voice or voice, like Amazon and Google speakers. But video products like Ring smart lock, which is also owned by Amazon, and even the baby monitoring cameras and closed-circuit TVs are also a concern, denounces Reya’s Mishcon partner Joe Hancock, who also leads the company’s cybersecurity efforts. “data-reactid =” 26 “> Mishcon’s warning covers any kind of voice-enabled device or voice, like Amazon and Google speakers. But video products like Ring smart lock, which is also owned by Amazon, and even the baby monitoring cameras And closed-circuit TVs are also a concern, denounces Mishcon de Reya’s partner Joe Hancock, who also leads the company’s cybersecurity efforts.

<p class = "canvas-atom canvas-text Mb (1.0em) Mb (0) – sm Mt (0.8em) – sm" type = "text" content = "" Maybe we are being a bit paranoid, but We need to have a lot of confidence in these organizations and these devices, "said Hancock."We prefer not to take those risks “. “data-reactid =” 27 “>” Maybe we are being a bit paranoid, but we need to have a lot of confidence in these organizations and these devices, “said Hancock.”We prefer not to take those risks “.

<p class = "canvas-atom canvas-text Mb (1.0em) Mb (0) – sm Mt (0.8em) – sm" type = "text" content = "The company is concerned about devices being seen committed, a situation they fear less with the products of brand Amazon as Alexa, but even more sor lowcost devices that are also compatible with Alexa.“data-reactid =” 28 “> The company is concerned that devices are compromised, a situation they fear less with products from brand Amazon as Alexa, but even more sor lowcost devices that are also compatible with Alexa.

<p class = "canvas-atom canvas-text Mb (1.0em) Mb (0) – sm Mt (0.8em) – sm" type = "text" content = "The same medium ensures that banks are asking your employees working at alternative locations instead of working from home. This possibility obviously only occurs in the United States because in the rest of the planet the confinement laws are more stringent. “data-reactid =” 29 “> The same media ensures that banks are asking their employees to work in alternative locations instead of working from home. This possibility, obviously, only occurs in the United States because in the rest of the planet the confinement laws are stricter.

<p class = "canvas-atom canvas-text Mb (1.0em) Mb (0) – sm Mt (0.8em) – sm" type = "text" content = "Smart speakers, already known to trigger by mistake , make unwanted purchases or send audio clips to Amazon or Google, have become a new source of risk for companies. Starting last year, the installed base of smart speaker devices in the US USA It was from 76 million units and it was growing, according to a report by Consumer Intelligence Research Partners. “data-reactid =” 30 “> Smart speakers, already known to trigger by mistake, make unwanted purchases, or send audio snippets to Amazon or Google, have become a new source of risk for companies. Starting last year, the installed base of smart speaker devices in the US USA It was from 76 million units and it was growing, according to a report by Consumer Intelligence Research Partners.

<p class = "canvas-atom canvas-text Mb (1.0em) Mb (0) – sm Mt (0.8em) – sm" type = "text" content = "Amazon and Google say their devices are designed to record and store audio only after detecting a word to wake them up. Companies say such cases are rare, but Recent tests conducted by Northeastern University and Imperial College London found that devices can be inadvertently activated 1.5 to 19 times a day. “data-reactid =” 31 “>Amazon and Google say their devices are designed to record and store audio only after detecting a word to wake them up. Companies say such cases are rare, but Recent tests conducted by Northeastern University and Imperial College London They found that the devices can be inadvertently activated 1.5 to 19 times a day.

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