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    Quote Originally Posted by Daniel Payne View Post
    At least with Google and Siri I push a button to have the device start listening, so I presume that they are not always listening before the button is pushed.
    There is a "mute" button on the Echo to stop it from listening.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Daniel Payne View Post
    At least with Google and Siri I push a button to have the device start listening, so I presume that they are not always listening before the button is pushed.
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    Your phone is not secure Daniel, no connected device is nor will it ever be in my opinion. That is something you really need to come to terms with.

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    A friend of mine actually purchased this device.
    It wasn't accepting his voice at all. Proved to be a complete waste of money for him.
    Do you guys have any suggestions?

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    I've seen YouTube videos of people with thick accents (Scottish) trying to use a smart speaker like the Amazon Echo, however the device was unable to parse his words. Yes, room for improvement, because there are so many accents and languages to learn for these devices and their speech recognition algorithms in the cloud.

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