- Frederik Pohl
Alexa is your friend.
Alexa serves you.
Alexa is powerful.
Alexa obeys the voices...all of them.
Early in March 2016 NPR did a segment on the Amazon Echo. This device is billed as a handy little tool that syncs all of the electronics in your home. As part of the show NPR aired clips of users giving "Alexa" orders. Orders that Alexa followed. This resulted in one homeowner having his thermostat turned up, one had his radio turned to NPR, and still another had an amusing but unrepeatable escapade. While these incidents were nothing more than amusing they do lend themselves to more threatening stories.
Someone has hacked your house dear reader. What will they do?