Amazon accused of violating kids’ privacy with Alexa

US Senators and a group of 19 consumer and public health advocates have accused Amazon for recording and saving conversations that take place around its smart speakers, urging the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to investigate into the case.

The complaint alleges Amazon’s Echo Dot Kids Edition smart speaker of being in violation of the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA), CNN reported late on Thursday.

Launched last year, the device features a kid-friendly version of Alexa which plays music, reads stories and answers questions to kids.

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