Is Amazon Echo violating my privacy?

Episode 1357 (1:46:41)

Jim from Las Vegas, NV
Amazon Echo

Jim has an Amazon Echo and wants to know how he can find out if a skill is good or not. Are there reviews anywhere? He also wants to know if there's a way to play audio from YouTube. Leo says he could pair his Echo to his phone and play it that way. It can then work as a Bluetooth device. There may not be a YouTube skill yet, though.

What about using the Echo to record audio? Leo says it maybe could, but there may be privacy issues with that. He can trigger it with the keyword, but Leo doesn't know how long it will keep tracking what is said. Some may think that Echo is always recording, but it isn't. It listens for keywords and responds.