Amazon Echo secretly records couple’s conversation… and then sends it on to a contact

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/05/25/amazon-echo-alexa-secret-recording/ There have long been accusations that digital assistants such as Amazon’s Alexa and Apple’s Siri are constantly listening in on and recording conversations, and recent events in Portland, Oregon … Read more

Amazon is selling its face recognition technology to US law enforcement agencies

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/05/23/amazon-rekognition-facial-recognition/ A Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) shows that Amazon has started selling facial recognition software to at least two US law … Read more

International Shopping experience comes to the Amazon Shopping app

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/04/17/amazon-international-shopping-experience/ Amazon is making it easier to browse for goods from international sellers and have them shipped to your home country. The company is bringing the “International Shopping” experience to … Read more

Amazon buys smart doorbell and home security firm Ring for over $1 billion

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/02/28/amazon-acquires-ring/ Amazon has opened up its wallet and splashed more than $1 billion on buying Ring. Famed for its selection of smart doorbells, security cameras and other security devices, the … Read more

Apple iCloud now powered by Google Cloud, not Microsoft Azure

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/02/26/apple-icloud-now-powered-by-google-cloud-not-microsoft-azure/ Public Cloud is a massive business for tech giants like Amazon, Microsoft and Google. Amazon Web Services (AWS) is currently the clear leader, with 62 percent share, followed by … Read more

Amazon offers refunds to people who paid to remove ads from Prime Exclusive Phones

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/02/14/amazon-refunds-prime-exclusive-phone-ad-removal/ For anyone looking to bag a bargain-priced handset, Amazon Prime Exclusive Phones were a great idea. There was just one drawback: lockscreen ads. Of course, there was the option … Read more

Official Amazon Music app for Windows 10 lands in the Microsoft Store

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/02/13/official-amazon-music-app-for-windows-10-lands-in-the-microsoft-store/ Part of the reason why Windows 10 S failed was because it only allowed software from the Microsoft Store and the Store is famously lacking in quality apps. It’s … Read more

Amazon removing lock screen ads from Prime Exclusive Phones

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/02/06/amazon-removing-lock-screen-ads-prime-exclusive-phones/ Amazon’s Prime Exclusive Phone Program is very admirable. True, Amazon itself benefits from selling these devices, but ultimately, the true winners are consumers. If you aren’t familiar, these Android … Read more

illy Y5 DRS Espresso and Coffee System has integrated Amazon Dash technology

Full Article : BetaNews – https://betanews.com/2018/01/22/illy-y5-drs-espresso-and-coffee-system-has-integrated-amazon-dash-technology/ Coffee… is life. For me, and countless other people, the drink is responsible for daily motivation. Without a cup or two (or five) of the caffeinated beverage, I’d probably … Read more