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VIDEO: Amazon Echo Turns Off When Asked If It Has CIA Connections


A viral video showing Amazon Echo refusing to confirm a link to the CIA is stirring up people's fears given the recent WikiLeaks Vault 7 revelations.

Wikileaks shocked the world Tuesday when it released 8,761 documents claiming to reveal "CIA hacking tools" that could breach the security of electronic devices like mobile phones and smart TVs.

Amazon's Echo, a voice activated smart device, hasn't appeared in the leaked information by WikiLeaks. However, a video posted to Twitter shows the device shutting down twice after being asked a simple question about whether the product has connections to the CIA.

A woman in the 43-second clip from the Twitter page of Local Business Consulting asks: "Alexa, are you connected to the CIA?"

The device then shuts down she repeats "Alexa, are you connected to the CIA," the device shuts down again.

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