Arkansas police issue warrant over data in Amazon Echo device

Arkansas police issue warrant over data in Amazon Echo device

Authorities in Bentonville, Arkansas, issued a warrant for an Amazon Echo device powered by Alexa to see if the gadget has any information linked to a 2015 murder case.\n<br><br>\n<i><u>"Alexa, whodunit?" (Text 2)</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 provides background on the investigation and describes the police's reasons for wanting access data that may be stored on the device as well as Amazon's objections. Use this article to help students understand the details of the case and evaluate the viewpoints of both the police and Amazon.</i

Denisse Moreno
International Business Times

ESSENTIAL QUESTION:

Should companies have to give personal information of customers to the police if asked?
STANDARDS:
RI.2 - Main Ideas, RI.1 - Meaning & Evidence

DEPTH OF KNOWLEDGE (DOK) LEVELS:

1,3
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