Amazon's #creepy plan to put a camera and microphone in every BEDROOM with launch of its £120 Echo Spot 'smart alarm' #Dystopia #Technoskeptic #Bravenewworld #Future

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" Amazon’s Jorrit Van der Meulen said: 'Echo Spot combines the popular small design of Echo Dot, the display of Echo Show, and the features you love about Alexa into a stylish and compact device.
‘See the weather, watch video news briefings, glance at your alarm clock, make video calls, and more – we think customers in the UK will find lots of places for Echo Spot in their homes.’"

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“Amazon unveiled six new hardware products at its surprise event in Seattle yesterday, but the Echo Spot has everyone talking. Most people think the Echo Spot is cute; a little alarm clock that’s designed to sit next to your bed. While all the focus is on what the Echo Spot looks like, it’s important to remember that Amazon is using the Spot as a very clever way of making you comfortable with having a camera in your bedroom. It’s also a camera that will probably be pointing directly at your bed.”

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“The revelation of widespread surveillance efforts by the NSA and Britain’s GCHQ are still a recent memory. Yet the giants of Silicon Valley are fitting microphones and cameras in every room of our house. The Amazon Echo Spot is designed as a bedside alarm clock — yet it has a small camera, an always-listening microphone and an always-on internet connection.
Days after it was revealed, a Google Home Mini was caught constantly listening in its owner’s bathroom, uploading everything it heard to Google’s server. This fault was quickly nipped in the bud by a PR team who sprang into action on a Friday night like a SWAT team. Disaster averted, but for how long?”

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