Google admitted that contractors can access recordings made by Assistant, after some of its recordings were leaked.

Been absolutely refusing to use any of these devices for precisely this reason. Google and Amazon have both been very quiet on how data is kept and access to it. The recent NHS direct news, teaming up with amazon to give medical advice, horrified me for exactly this.
Both companies have had data breaches, they should be allowed nowhere near NHS services

theguardian.com/technology/201

@sophia The NHS + Alexa thing doesn't really raise too many eyebrows for me... depending on the implementation.

Before today I could ask Alexa about medical conditions and it would give me web results from WebMD or Yahoo! Answers or whatever was the top result.

All they have done (I think) is made sure the source is the NHS website instead of a bad actor.

What is odd, however, is that the government & NHS are promoting Alexa.

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