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  • Alexa home devices are super convenient but they can also listen to and record your private conversations.
  • There are some steps that you can take to prevent this from happening.
  • The first thing to do is to deny Alexa access to your contacts when you initially set up your device.
  • If you want Alexa to maintain access to your contacts or you have already enabled the feature you can remove the service with a quick call to Amazon’s customer service department at 877-375-9365.
  • If all else fails you can always manually turn off Alexa’s microphone by simply pressing the microphone button on the device.
  • Aside from your cell phone, what is the one piece of tech that you can’t live without?