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Sat Nov 10, 2018, 01:43 AM

NH Judge Orders Amazon to Give Echo Recordings in Murder Case

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Timothy Verrill accused of killing two women in Farmington in 2017

WMUR Updated: 11:15 PM EST Nov 9, 2018

DOVER, N.H. —
An Amazon Echo device could play a role in a double-homicide case in Farmington.

A judge has ordered Amazon to turn over recordings that might have been captured by an Echo smart speaker in the Farmington house where two women were stabbed to death in January 2017.
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Prosecutors said they believe the Echo device, which listens for Alexa voice commands, might have recorded audio of Sullivan's death, as well as anything that happened before or after it.

State police have the speaker, and the judge agreed to let them access the recordings and ordered Amazon to turn over any recordings on its servers.

Experts said the case reveals some of the implications of having such devices in people's homes.

"I think most people probably don't even realize that Alexa is taking account of what's going on in your house, in addition to responding to your demands and commands," said Albert Scherr, a professor at the University of New Hampshire School of Law.

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Reply NH Judge Orders Amazon to Give Echo Recordings in Murder Case (Original post)
RCW2014 Nov 2018 OP
Grumpy Pickle Nov 2018 #1
foia Nov 2018 #2
Gunslinger201 Nov 2018 #3
msv Nov 2018 #4
bernt-toast Nov 2018 #5
RCW2014 Nov 2018 #6

Response to RCW2014 (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2018, 01:50 AM

1. You would have to be the stupidist person in the world to allow one of those little

amazon 'spies' into your home.

Really, how fucking stupid can you be ?

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Response to Grumpy Pickle (Reply #1)

Sat Nov 10, 2018, 02:28 AM

2. Matter of perspective

If you're a victim in this case then having a recording might help prosecute your killer.

And there's other devices that have the ability to record both audio and video - like smart phones, notepads and laptops.

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Response to Grumpy Pickle (Reply #1)

Sat Nov 10, 2018, 05:47 AM

3. Susan "Surprised" me with one

I got home from work and she said watch this

"Alexa, whats the Weather"?

I told her its leaving and we can do this the easy way or the hard way...the easy way you get your money back

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Response to Grumpy Pickle (Reply #1)

Sat Nov 10, 2018, 06:48 AM

4. Especially considering Bezos' financial ties to the Intel Community

It's basically people paying Amazon for the privilege of being surveilled.

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Response to RCW2014 (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2018, 01:11 PM

5. think you posted the wrong link...

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Response to bernt-toast (Reply #5)

Sat Nov 10, 2018, 01:18 PM

6. I sure did. Thanks for pointing that out. Fixed it!

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