Can Amazon Echo be used to spy on me?

Episode 1457 (11:11)

Mark from South Carolina
Amazon Echo

Mark wants to know if Amazon Echo is going to be used in cars. Leo says it will. In fact, Leo just installed one in his. And we'll soon see Google's Assistant there, too. It's the next big thing in computing. Mark is also concerned that Echo could be used to spy on him. Leo says that's possible. But Leo doesn't think Amazon wants to manage all that information and the risk to its business if it was discovered that Amazon was snooping on customers would be devastating. But then again, law enforcement could always subpoena to have access to it. In the end, it's only triggered by a certain word and it's monitored by an algorithm and artificial intelligence. Plus, we're talking only a few minutes of listening per day.