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Amazon's Alexa, the "voice assistant" in speakers sold by Amazon Echo, Bose, Facebook, Sonos, Sony, and Ultimate Ears, records surrounding audio all the time, without users' permission. Amazon studies the recordings.1

Amazon Ring doorbell cameras provide video footage of millions of U.S. households, and of nonconsenting passersby who trigger motion detectors, to hundreds of police departments, which can keep the video forever and use it for various purposes, no warrant required. Footage can be shared with ICE and other government agencies, such as that major Amazon contractor, the CIA.2

Amazon now plays a huge role in U.S. elections, making election data the possession of this corporation, and making more of it susceptible to a single manipulation.3

A huge coalition of groups is joining together to tell Congress to act to restrain this monopolistic monster. Click here to tell Congress what you think.

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A high-tech surveillance state is being created before our eyes, almost faster than we can see it.

Abusive policies are more easily prevented than reversed.

Amazon's tentacles are so far-reaching that they block links to this action from Facebook as violating Facebook's so-called "Community Standards."

Let's speak up while we're still able.

It is urgent that we all tell Congress to act immediately.

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P.S. RootsAction is an independent online force endorsed by Jim Hightower, Barbara Ehrenreich, Cornel West, Daniel Ellsberg, Glenn Greenwald, Naomi Klein, Bill Fletcher Jr., Laura Flanders, former U.S. Senator James Abourezk, Frances Fox Piven, Lila Garrett, Phil Donahue, Sonali Kolhatkar, and many others.

1. Forbes: "Why Amazon Alexa Is Always Listening To Your Conversations: Analysis"
2. Washington Post: "Police can keep Ring camera video forever and share with whomever they’d like, Amazon tells senator"
3. Reuters: "How Amazon.com moved into the business of U.S. elections"


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