Want to see your favorite 2020 candidate on the next debate stage? Now you have the option of donating to their campaign through e-commerce giant Amazon’s Alexa-enabled devices — but experts caution your privacy could be at risk.
Under a new feature called Alexa Political Contributions, starting on Thursday Amazon will let Americans donate to U.S. presidential campaigns using the phrases “Alexa, I want to make a political contribution,” or “Alexa, donate (x amount) to (y candidate).”
The minimum donation is $5, and users – over the age of 18 – are able to donate a total of $200 per campaign for an election cycle.
However, cybersecurity expert Morgan Wright – the chief security advisor for SentinelOne, told FOX Business Americans may want to steer clear of the new software.
“This is a treasure trove of data,” Wright said. “There are significant privacy concerns.”
Wright expressed apprehension over the use of any voice assistant – and has himself disabled all Alexa devices in his home.
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