Amazon refuses to comply with police request for Amazon Echo recordings in murder case.
Makes me feel better about the suite of Dots I got for the holiday! It also shows just how little the courts and police understand about some of our always-on/listening technology. This was a blatant fishing expedition that… unless the murdered would have literally said, "Alexa, what's the most efficient way to murder someone?" there's nothing that Alexa has that would be useful to them. Sure it's always listening… but it's doing so passively. It doesn't jump to action until it hears it's keyphrase signaling it to jump into action about your query.