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Amazon devices save your voice recordings unless you delete them

Have you ever wondered what happens to all of the voice commands you issue your Amazon Echo? Where do they go? Do they evaporate into thin air once your Echo has responded? Does Amazon hold on to them for an indefinite amount of time? I’ll stop there because the answer to that last question is apparently “yes.” On Wednesday, Amazon issued a response to a series of questions posed by Senator Chris Coons (D-Delaware) in May. Coons was concerned about Amazon’s privacy and data security practices for Alexa devices, and one specific answer he received was troublesome enough to make headlines all over the internet. Although it probably won’t come as much of a shock to many of you, Amazon did confirm that it “[retains] customers ...