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If the rest of the world weren’t on fire, 2018 might be remembered as the year of reckoning for social media. Every week there’s a new report of a company gathering and selling data without users’ permission. The latest installment comes from the Amazon Echo.

In Oregon, a user’s Echo device recorded a conversation between the owner and her husband, then sent the audio to an acquaintance of the owner without her knowledge or permission. The acquaintance contacted the owner upon receiving the message, worried that the device might have been hacked.

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