Whispering Sweet Nothings at The A-Lady – Mac Geek Gab Podcast 766

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Whispering Sweet Nothings to Amazon Alexa

Some folks with Catalina on the brain want to know how to prepare. Some folks want to prepare to reinstall Mojave. Joe has advice for future-proofing your home, and the A-Lady wants you to whisper sweet nothings at her. It’s that kind of week here and John and Dave are your stalwart guides. Press play and enjoy learning at least five new things!

Alexa Keeps Text Trancripts of Deleted Recordings

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Alexa Calling uses your Echo or Alexa app for voice calls

Users can delete voice recordings stored by Alexa. However, Amazon still keeps the text transcript, CNet reported, raising a host of privacy concerns.

When you check your Alexa dialogue history, you can see text next to the recordings like “How’s the Weather” and “Set an Alarm.”Amazon lets you delete those voice recordings, giving you a false sense of privacy. But the company still has that data, just not as a sound bite. It keeps the text logs of the transcribed audio on its cloud servers, with no option for you to delete them. Amazon said it erases the text transcripts from Alexa’s “main system,” but is working on removing them from other areas where the data can travel.