What Parents and Carers Need to Know about Amazon Alexa



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What Parents and Carers Need to Know about Amazon Alexa

Published 30th September 2020

A free online safety guide on Amazon Alexa.

Alexa is an artificial intelligence (AI) software assistant created by Amazon in 2014 through which smartphone, tablet and smart device users can issue voice commands and ask questions in a range of languages by issuing the ‘wake’ or activation word Alexa. It can be accessed in several ways and is integrated into a growing number of ‘smart’ products including speakers, phones and clocks. Once viewed as expensive gimmicks, Alexa is now one of the most used voice assistants in the world.

In the guide, you'll find tips on a number of potential risks such as privacy risks, age-inappropriate content and insecure devices.

John E Dunn

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John E Dunn

Hugely accomplished cybersecurity expert and co-founder of Techworld who has featured on BBC TV/radio and edited/written for Which Computing and Naked Security.
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