According to The Information, authorities in Bentonville issued a warrant for Amazon to hand over any audio or records from an Echo belonging to James Andrew Bates.
Bates is set to go to trial for first-degree murder for the death of Victor Collins next year.
Amazon declined to give police any of the information that the Echo logged on its servers, but it did hand over Bates’ account details and purchases.
Police say they were able to pull data off of the speaker, but it’s unclear what info they were able to access.
Due to the so-called always on nature of the connected device, the authorities are after any audio the speaker may have picked up that night.
Sure, the Echo is activated by certain words, but it’s not uncommon for the IoT gadget to be alerted to listen by accident.
Alex Jones and Lee Ann McAdoo examine the growing threat posed from artificial intelligence and how the rise of the machines could usher in a new dark age of total surveillance.
As Obama withdraws from the presidency, he’s inflicting damage on anything that could help the transition of incoming President Trump, such as friendly relations with world leaders.
Right now, Obama is fueling so many international fires that President Trump will likely spend his first 100 days in office simply putting them out.
It’s about the only thing a lame duck president can do to undermine his successor, and Obama’s destructive behavior is the same tactic Civil War General Sherman used in his March to the Sea in which he systematically destroyed everything in his path to psychologically destroy the South.
The strategy explains why the Obama administration is announcing economic sanctions against Russia for unproven “election hacking” despite the fact that moving trucks are figuratively lining up outside the White House.
When there’s already been a coup, they will sometimes go after the nationalist claiming THEY are part of an outside plot.
Michael Morell said during a Monday morning CBS interview that Donald Trump is “going to have to learn” that the CIA gets most things right.
“He believes that this is a political judgment,” Morell, who served as acting director of the CIA in 2011 and again from 2012-2013, stated. “He believes that the CIA is a political institution and he is going to have to learn that it’s not.”
Morell claimed the CIA “is the most important institution to him in that regard.”
“It’s going to tell him how to think about the world in a way that is divorced of politics and divorced of policy, and he is going to have to start understanding that.”
Reduced productivity and an increased risk of death linked to lack of sleep among U.S. workers cost the nation’s economy as much as $411 billion a year. That’s more than 2 percent of the country’s gross domestic product (GDP), the report revealed.
Lack of sleep leads to the loss of about 1.2 million working days a year in the United States. Sleep deprivation-related productivity losses are caused by employees missing work or working at less than ideal levels, said the study authors from the RAND Corp., a nonprofit research organization.