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Amazon Fire TV Recordings

Amazon’s Fire TV only began shipping to customers on Wednesday, minutes after its reveal as a high-powered media and games hub, but the online retailer has already opened its Web-based Fire TV controls to anxious customers waiting for their packages to arrive. There’s not much to do on the Fire TV management page if the associated device hasn’t arrived yet, of course—with one exception. Clicking through the page’s “voice control” option reveals that Amazon “keep[s] the voice recordings associated with your account to learn your voice and how you speak to improve the accuracy of the results provided to you and to improve our services.” This is in reference to Fire TV’s microphone—built into its remote control—into which users can speak to more quickly search for films, TV series, games, and other content.

Read the full story at Ars Technica.

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"Amazon Fire TV Stores Your Voice Recordings, But Lets You Delete Them" by @ShellyPalmer