Amazon wants data smart speaker do not share in moordonderzoek

Amazon wants data smart speaker do not share in moordonderzoek

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Amazon refuses to accept data from its smart Echo-speaker to hand in an American moordonderzoek.

The police in the state of Arkansas has the webwinkelgigant asked to provide details of the suspect in a ‘jacuzzimoord.” But Amazon refused information from the speaker to release it, reports The Information on the basis of rechtbankdocumenten.

In the murder, in november 2015, came a man to life who was found dead in the jacuzzi of the defendant.

In the house of the suspect was also an Amazon Echo, a smart speaker with a microphone that constantly records audio. Such recordings are immediately deleted, unless a special activatiewoord is pronounced. Then vocal commands are given to Amazon to be sent.

Amazon has twice refused to allow the police to give an insight into the steminformatie. However, account information and a purchase history shared.

Water meter

In the research did the police have information of a ‘smart’ water meter to collect. It was found that during the night more than 500 litres of water was used, according to the police for traces of blood to be washed away. The defendant in the case says ondschuldig and next year tried.

The Amazon Echo is in the Netherlands not to purchase, as support for the Dutch language is missing. The device is available in Germany and the United Kingdom.

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