Alexa, what are you doing in my room?

How much would you pay someone to invade the privacy of your home?  Or to search your premises continuously, breaching your barrier against tyranny?  Similarly, would you pay to have your home wiretapped?  And your life tapped? Now consider Alexa, the personal assistant residing in Amazon's Echo products.  These are available at prices beginning under $50.  In today's red-hot technology domain, such devices are seen as exemplars of Artificial Intelligence (A.I.) technology. Highlights from the Echo product page include these: Echo connects to Alexa, a cloud-based voice service, to play music; make calls; set alarms and timers; ask questions; check your calendar, weather, traffic, and sports scores; manage to-do and shopping lists; control smart home devices; and more – instantly. Just ask Alexa to control your compatible smart lights, thermostats, garage doors, sprinklers, and more.  Alexa is always getting smarter and adding...(Read Full Article)