In a viral video on TikTok, the woman explains what Amazon knows about her: “I asked for all the data they had from me and that is what I got,” she explains in the clip. Incidentally, she would have three smart speakers at home. One Alexa and two echo dots. In addition, she installed smart lightbulbs.
“When I downloaded the ZIP file, I got all of these folders,” says the user who calls herself “My Data Not Yours” on TikTok.
Then she clicks on one of the files. It’s a sound track. She hears herself talking about turning on the lights. Amazon sent her 3,534 such files. There is also a contact file. “It turns out that you have a complete list of my phone contacts!” Said the shocked woman. She claims that her cell phone has never synchronized with an Amazon service.
But that’s not all. “You also have my location. Not only do they know where I live – they even know where my speakers are in the apartment. ”An Amazon spokesman after commenting on the revelation. “We give users full control over their Alexa experience. Everything is transparent. Customers can have their voice recordings deleted at any time. “