Privacy experts say ALEXA can help Amazon learn a lot about your kids.
Parents are being urged not to be attracted by the cute design of the Echo speaker for kids using tiger and panda faces.
The popular voice-assisted assistant can be found in many devices, including the Amazon Echo Dot Kids Edition and Fire tablets.
According to Mozilla, talking to Alexa could be a way for Amazon to learn what you like and dislike, and try to sell you more things.
Both can collect information such as name, date of birth data, location, and even photos.
“Are they learning what your kids like so they can try and sell them, or you, more things or get them to use your products more often?” Online email.
“Unfortunately, the answer to that question seems to be, yes.
“Children deserve privacy too.”
When looking at Amazon’s eight devices for kids, only two, Kindle and Echo Glow, don’t compromise privacy.
Follow Privacy is not included As a guide, Amazon will not show interest-based ads to children when they are using children’s profiles on Amazon.
Parents have the right to allow the tech giant to collect personal information from their children.
In the past, Amazon has defended itself on the matter, saying that it does not sell personal data.
Anonymized voice data makes Alexa’s voice recognition better.
You can choose not to save any voice recordings, but that could mean losing some features.
There is also the option to delete any saved content.
The company has previously argued that it does not “knowingly collect personal information from children” under the age of 13 without parental consent.
An Amazon spokesperson said: “Privacy and security are fundamental to the way we design and deliver every device, feature, and experience.
“We’re dedicated to providing our customers with transparency and control, making privacy controls incredibly easy to use and understand, and keeping our customers’ information secure.
“We have strict measures in place for Echo Dot Kids, including asking for parental permission before allowing Amazon Kids experiences and providing parental controls.
“Alexa Skills for Kids cannot include advertising, collect any personal information, or include content that is not appropriate for all ages.”
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