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Ask Alexa: UK MPs To Investigate Smart Speaker Security Issues

A committee of British MPs is to investigate security and data protection issues surrounding smart speaker devices such as the Amazon Echo.
The Digital, Culture, Media, and Sport Committee said it wanted to explore how smart hubs, powered by virtual assistants like Alexa and Siri, have changed lives both at home and in the workplace.
Julian Knight, a Conservative MP who chairs the committee, said: “The innocent little box sitting inconspicuously in the corner of the room would seem to offer the ultimate in convenience, magically serving up information on demand, turning on lights or delivering a vast array of music.

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