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Amazon Will Store Alexa Voice Logs Forever--Unless You Delete Them

•, Taylor Hatmaker

If you're not creeped out by the omniscient little robot consensually eavesdropping in your house, it might be time to reconsider.

Confirming the suspicions of some privacy advocates and a member of Congress, Amazon admitted in a letter to Congress that voice recordings stored by its Alexa in-home assistant devices do in fact remain on the company's servers indefinitely.

Last month, Senator Sen. Chris Coons (D-DE) wrote a letter to Amazon pressing the company for detail on its data retention practices. His line of questioning drew from CNET's reporting that Amazon retains transcripts of all interactions with its in-home Alexa devices, even when a user manually deletes their voice history.