Random couple chat

The incident raises privacy concerns of voice-assistant devices, like the Echo, as they gain more popularity.

These devices are typically placed in living rooms and kitchens, and are capable of listening to private conversations, although Amazon claims that they are only supposed to be activated when the "Alexa" command word is triggered.© 2019 CNBC LLC. A Division of NBCUniversal Data is a real-time snapshot *Data is delayed at least 15 minutes.

“Anyone above 75,000 is probably not going to notice you if you like their stuff,” Mr. “If they like your stuff, that’s a different ball game because it means they went out of their way.

Attend to their profile page, where you can see all their photos, as well.

The report said the family was alerted by a colleague in Seattle who had received the audio file.

After confirming the audio file was indeed a recording of their private conversation, the family went on to unplug all of their Alexa-powered devices, the report said.

And then there are those who use Instagram as a supplemental match-making tool.

“It’s basically a portfolio for your dating life,” said Halen Yau, 31, a public relations manager from Toronto.

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