Amazon Alexa will have a “cool” new Orwellian feature that will enable Amazon Alexa to spy on the sick and vulnerable people in their own homes and then try to sell them snake oil products often from China that probably won’t even help. This news comes just days after it was revealed that the Chinese government planted mini microchips into millions of Amazon, Google and Apple products to help them spy on people across the world.
According to new patent issued to Amazon on Tuesday titled “Voice-based determination of physical and emotional characteristics of users” Amazon will “A cough or sniffle, or crying, may indicate that the user has a specific physical or emotional abnormality,” Amazon will then send “highly targeted” advertisements it think will help with the users illness. Alexa will also listen in on sounds of distress or anxiety and then try to sell them a new album… Instead of suggesting the person goes to see their doctor for a proper diagnosis Amazon simply sees this as a way of making even more money.
PAY YOUR TAXES AMAZON AND STOP BEING SUCH A SCUMBAG COMPANY!