Conspiracy theories on the internet are a dime a dozen. However some of them are proving to be more true than some would like to believe.
Ever since the book 1984 was released, portions of the public were made aware of an all pervading sense of dread that somehow some way their government was listening to them. There’s multiple levels to this fear. Traffic light cameras, or just increased cameras on street corners offers police a vantage point they didn’t have before, but again the general public is under constant watch of a government who presumably only watches over them to keep them safe.
We have been conditioned to accept phones with microphones that always stay on, laptops with cameras and microphones, digital cable, and smart TVs. Now we have devices like Amazon Echo that are constantly listening for us to ask them questions. Is there anything deeper past this? Could the Amazon Echo be collecting data for intelligence agencies like the CIA? Watch this video and draw your own conclusion.
There are a couple of set up questions, asking Alexa, if ‘she’ would ever lie to you. Of course the answer is an honest ‘No.’
There are some videos out there where Alexa is asked if she works with the CIA, and this question prompts a shutdown. In this video, Alexa answers with a ‘No.’
Then when asked if Amazon works with the CIA, this question did result in a shutdown.
Here’s where it gets interesting.
Amazon is renowned for its Cloud hosting services. For those that may not know, Cloud hosting is simply a term for storing information offsite, digitally. In short it makes for storing information very reliable, and very quickly accessed.
Amazon holds a $600 million dollar contract with the CIA, and all 16 other intelligence agencies for all of their cloud hosting. This is helping all agencies share information, so breakdowns don’t happen that would potentially allow another 9/11 level event take place.
One can see the benefits of these people needing to be on the same page with each other, but the recent CIA leaks prove beyond a shadow of a doubt, that these types of devices are being used to spy on regular citizens.
Amazon CEO, Jeff Bezos, also owns the Washington Post, which makes it possible to speculate that the paper is a clearing house for in the intelligence community.
Have an Echo? Try this experiment for yourself. Be amazed. Then sell it.