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Amazon may give developers your private Alexa transcripts

According to sources reported by The Information, Amazon is currently looking at opening up this private transcript data to its developers, which could help them build better voice apps for Alexa. It would also raise serious privacy concerns for users. It’s a delicate balancing act between user privacy and developer access, of course, but with rivals like Google and Apple getting into the smart speaker game, Amazon needs to keep its early lead.

Source: Amazon may give developers your private Alexa transcripts

Apple’s Dangerous Market Grab in China

Responding to  to China’s new cybersecurity regulations that require companies keep citizens’ data within the country’s borders Apple is opening a data center there. However, this move could threaten to disrupt the free flow of information over the internet.

Source: Apple’s Dangerous Market Grab in China – NYTimes.com

Apple Reports a Blitz of National Security Requests

CNET reported on May 24 th that the number of national security orders issued to Apple by U.S. law enforcement doubled to about 6,000 in the second half of 2016, compared with the first half of the year. As part of its biannual transparency report, Apple said those requests included orders received under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, as well as national security letters, the latter being issued by the FBI – and they don’t require a judge’s sign-off.

Source: Apple Reports a Blitz of National Security Requests

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