This is kind of scary! Following a recent WikiLeaks leak of C.I.A. documents that allegedly reveal that the agency spies on citizens through consumer electronics, one woman put her Amazon Echo to the test.
In a video, which has went viral across the internet, she asks the Echo’s virtual assistant Alexa about the C.I.A. While things start off innocently enough, asking Alexa if it would lie to her and what the CIA is, it takes a dark turn when she asks: “Alexa, are you connected to the CIA?”
Suspiciously, instead of offering a reply, Alexa simply shuts off entirely. She then follows with the same question… with the same response!!
The video was uploaded to Reddit, and many Amazon Echo users confirmed that their Alexa a.i. reacted in the same way or with a slightly different response of: “Sorry, I’m having trouble. Please try again in a little while.”
Woah!! WTF is going on here?