Latest in Gear

Image credit: Nicole Lee / Engadget

Amazon adds Auto Delete for Alexa following privacy concerns

It will automatically erase video recordings after three or 18 months.
48 Shares
Share
Tweet
Share

Sponsored Links

Nicole Lee / Engadget

As part of its hardware event, Amazon just unveiled a new Auto Delete feature for Alexa that will automatically erase video recordings after three or 18 months. Users will be able to manage their preferences in Amazon's Privacy Hub.

This new capability is similar to a feature Google introduced this summer. In that case, Google allows users to auto-delete their location history. Like Amazon, Google gives users the option to erase that data every three or 18 months.

Amazon is also adding the ability to ask, "Alexa, tell me what you heard?" That capability that goes live today. Later this year, it will let users ask, "Alexa, why did you do that." The changes are part of Amazon's ongoing efforts to give users more control over their data and privacy.

Follow all the latest news from Amazon's 2019 hardware event here!

Update 9/25/19 2:16PM ET: The story was updated to include that Google introduced a similar auto-delete capability this summer.

All products recommended by Engadget are selected by our editorial team, independent of our parent company. Some of our stories include affiliate links. If you buy something through one of these links, we may earn an affiliate commission.
Comment
Comments
Share
48 Shares
Share
Tweet
Share

Popular on Engadget

Blizzard may reveal 'Diablo IV' at Blizzcon

Blizzard may reveal 'Diablo IV' at Blizzcon

View
Georgia court rules police need a warrant to get data from your car

Georgia court rules police need a warrant to get data from your car

View
Google adds seasonal Nest doorbell ringers in time for Halloween

Google adds seasonal Nest doorbell ringers in time for Halloween

View
NordVPN admits to 'isolated' server breach in Finland

NordVPN admits to 'isolated' server breach in Finland

View
Mitt Romney has a ridiculous Twitter alias: Pierre Delecto

Mitt Romney has a ridiculous Twitter alias: Pierre Delecto

View

From around the web

Page 1Page 1ear iconeye iconFill 23text filevr