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Teaching Alexa may be listening, but will she tell on you?

Alexa may be listening, but will she tell on you?

Amazon's internet-connected home assistant devices can turn on your TV, read you the news and order you an Uber. Law enforcement officials in Arkansas hope an Amazon Echo can help them crack a murder case.\n<br><br>\n<i><u>"Alexa, whodunit?" (Text 4)</u> -- This article is part of a Knowledge Set exploring the use of information recorded by the Amazon Echo (a voice-activated home speaker) as evidence in a murder investigation. This article includes the transcript of an interview with a digital rights advocate and focuses on ethical and legal questions related to the case. Use this article to deepen students' knowledge of the increasing concerns regarding technology and user privacy.

Agatha French
Los Angeles Times

ESSENTIAL QUESTION:

Who should have the rights to information that is stored on smart devices like the Amazon Echo?
STANDARDS:
RI.2 - Main Ideas

DEPTH OF KNOWLEDGE (DOK) LEVELS:

1,3
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