Talk:1807: Listening

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I think it's important to note that, at least with Alexa, the device isn't transmitting to the cloud 24/7 - the "wake word" detection happens locally, and then it starts streaming to the Amazon servers. Okofish (talk) 13:18, 6 March 2017 (UTC)

I think I Know You're Listening should be mentioned as a related comic. Effy (talk) 13:33, 6 March 2017 (UTC)

That's a recent variant of an old joke. Perhaps Randall got triggered by this news: “Alexa, buy me a dollhouse.” --MGitsfullofsheep (talk) 15:31, 6 March 2017 (UTC)

It's worth noting that Amazon Echo was recently criticized because the host of a television show was filmed using his to make an order, which, when watched, was recognized as valid on devices which didn't use a pin. This caused many unanticipated purchases for viewers. I'm not sure wether it was an urban myth, but I heard lots of discussion on the topic a few months ago. 17:08, 6 March 2017 (UTC)

A quick google shows it's related to the dollhouse story: -- 18:20, 6 March 2017 (UTC)