Police issue warrant for Amazon Echo data to help crack murder case

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“Alexa, please help us solve this crime.”

That’s a phrase we could be hearing more of in the future, as authorities have recently requested the data from one of Amazon’s trusty gadgets, the Amazon Echo, in the hope that it will aid in uncovering additional details about a murder trial.

Police in Bentonville, Arkansas have issued a warrant to Amazon to hand over any audio or records from the Echo device of one James Andrew Bates, a man set to go to trial next year for first-degree murder of Victor Collins, who was reportedly found dead in Bates’ hot tub last November. Read more…

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Source: Mashable

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