• Senators Demand Answers From Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos About Alexa Mishap

    8 days ago - By Fortune

    Senators Jeff Flake and Chris Coons have sent Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos a number of privacy-related questions about Amazon's Echo voice-controlled speaker, reflecting the growing concern about how the device records and retains users' conversations, according to Wired .
    The senators, who serve as chair and ranking member of the Judiciary Subcommittee on Privacy, Technology and the Law, specifically referenced a widely reported incident last month in which a Portland couple had their conversation recorded by the Alexa voice-recognition software used in the Echo. The device then sent the...
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  • Whole Foods CEO Says He's Not Afraid to ‘Speak Truth' to Jeff Bezos

    8 days ago - By Fortune

    John Mackey isn't afraid to “speak truth to power,” even if that power is his boss, Amazon founder Jeff Bezos - because the Whole Foods CEO isn't afraid to get fired.
    Mackey made the comments Wednesday at a companywide town-hall meeting with Whole Foods employees, some of whom have been chafing under new management style since Amazon bought the grocery chain last year. Then audio his comments leaked to Business Insider .
    “I'm sure that Amazon has probably gotten more disagreement from me than any other single person, and possibly more than everyone else combined,” Mackey told employees...
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