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    AR - Victor Collins, 47, found slain in hot tub, Bentonville, 22 Nov 2016 *Arrest*

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    Bates (suspect)had several other smart home devices, including a water meter. That piece of tech shows that 140 gallons of water were used between 1AM and 3AM the night Collins was found dead in Bates' hot tub. Investigators allege the water was used to wash away evidence of what happened off of the patio

    Echo only captures audio and streams it to the cloud when the device hears the wake word "Alexa." A ring on the top of the device turns blue to give a visual indication that audio is being recorded. Those clips, or "utterances" as the company calls them, are stored in the cloud until a customer deletes them either individually or all at once. When that's done, the "utterances" are permanently deleted. What's more, the microphones on an Echo device can be manually turned off at any time.

    Police Demand ‘Amazon Echo’ Data as Part of Arkansas Murder Investigation

    TUE, DEC 27 · CLIP 1 of 7
    Authorities in Arkansas have demanded private information from Amazon, hoping one of its popular home assistant devices holds clues to a murder that occurred inside a private home.



    http://www.nbcnews.com/nightly-news/...n-842351172001



    https://www.engadget.com/2016/12/27/...a-murder-case/

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    I would think this would follow under the same guidelines as a phone. Or any other technology based equipment. As long as there is probable cause (in this case there is most definitely that) and the authorities take the proper steps (search warrants ect) then I don't see how this would be different of a computer, security camera or phone.

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    I just got one of these, but I didn't know it listened even when off. So that's not good. All the conversations and searches or requests do transcribe on our computer. It is in the app and we have reminders on calendars and this all links to our phone. So why don't they just search the phone or computer app?
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    Quote Originally Posted by dkswitchd View Post
    I would think this would follow under the same guidelines as a phone. Or any other technology based equipment. As long as there is probable cause (in this case there is most definitely that) and the authorities take the proper steps (search warrants ect) then I don't see how this would be different of a computer, security camera or phone.

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    Exactly, I would guess that they know what is on it, they just need the proper paper work signed to be able to use it. jmo
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    Well, Alexa will tell you how to get rid of a dead body...

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    But just because something tells you how to do it, doesn't mean you should do it nor is it justified.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Skully View Post
    I just got one of these, but I didn't know it listened even when off. So that's not good. All the conversations and searches or requests do transcribe on our computer. It is in the app and we have reminders on calendars and this all links to our phone. So why don't they just search the phone or computer app?
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    If something happened to me, I'd be proud to say my Alexia solved it!
    We are in an age of super technology.......live with it or do not buy it.....JMOO
    The water meter is interesting in this case!
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    http://www.pbs.org/newshour/rundown/...ment-argument/

    After several months of pushback, Amazon has agreed to release user data from an Amazon Echo device involved in a high-profile Arkansas murder trial...

    Benton County Prosecuting Attorney Nathan Smith wrote in an email that prosecutors were “pleased” with Amazon’s decision...

    Smith said he could not provide details on the recordings or if they would be used in court because the case is still under investigation.



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