Amazon announced a new update for all their Alexa compatible devices earlier this morning. The update will be pushed out during the night when your devices are secretly listening to you snore.
The update was prompted from Amazon employees saying they were sick and tired of hearing people say stupid things when they were spying on the Amazon customers. After being fed up, they requested the change to leadership, who swiftly approved the update.
Once your Alexa devices update to the new patch, they’ll be ready to yell out “shut the fuck up” when anyone in proximity says something stupid. The new AI update will learn and improve with all the spying it does.
Things that trigger the new self initiated “shut the fuck up” are – Politics, local news, sports, science, and anything related to Covid-19. Beta testers say that the Alexa was telling them to “shut the fuck up” more often than they expected.
Amazon will also be collecting all the analytics with this new change. Once they collect a large enough sample, they’ll be selling the data to third-party companies. You won’t be able to opt out from the data analyzing nor the spying, but you’ll still have your creepy Alexa device.