First, mute your device when it is not in use or unplug it.
Next, log into your settings, disable messaging and avoid uploading your contacts.
“If you already have, those are in the cloud. The only way to get those permanently deleted is to call Amazon’s customer service and they can help delete that for you,” Human said.
Users should also go into their history to check saved messages/recordings and delete them.
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While Echos, Google Homes and Apple Home Pods can be helpful and convenient, you have to know the risks, said Human.
“A lot of these devices can get out information about you that you don’t want pushed out. I suggest you look and think before you buy the next gee-whiz device and figure out if it makes sense for you,” Human said.
For Fulton, using Alexa is too risky.
“I don’t want it doing things without me knowing, and I feel very vulnerable,” Fulton said, “I can live without it.”