Digital assistants and privacy: Gerald Sauer’s article in The Star

Alexa, how much is my privacy worth?

by Gerald Sauer

Amazon’s personal digital assistant, Alexa, has been credited twice in recent weeks with helping to solve or avert crimes – including a Gloucester case that received international attention when the device is said to have recorded the voice of a young boy who broke into an apartment. 

As novel as these cases are, they raise unsettling questions about how much privacy we forfeit – willingly – to technology. 

The Star Online