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Alexa, cough up those always-on Echo audio recordings, says double-murder trial judge

John Brown (no body) Silver badge

Re: Sounds about right

"Once the recordings are presented we will know."

That's my biggest problem with Alexa and it's ilk. Why are these companies keeping those recordings for so long and why is it still linked to the account? I know they say it's for improving the quality of the speech recognition and the responses, but why keep the actual recording and the link to the device/owner, not to mention the device IDs of connected devices. This strikes me as keeping data "because they can" rather than an actual need.

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