Can Alexa Testify Against You?

We live in an age when increasing numbers of people rely on devices to turn off their lights, make a phone call, or set the morning alarm. This may explain why since its launch in 2015, Alexa—or what Amazon bills as a “virtual assistant” —has become a virtual extension of the lives of its estimated eight-million-plus owners.

This codependency however comes with its own set of risks, according to a research paper published in the Southern University Law Review.

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