TikTok Star Asks Amazon To Send Her The Data They Have On Her. She Was Blown Away At What She Received.

FILE - In this Sept. 27, 2017, file photo, Amazon Echo and Echo Plus devices, behind, sit near illuminated Echo Button devices during an event announcing several new Amazon products by the company in Seattle. Users of Amazon's Alexa digital assistant can now request that recordings of their voice commands delete automatically. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)

A popular social media personality who posts frequent content on personal data has a TikTok video that went viral that revealed her shock and dismay over how much personal data Amazon had collected on her. 

She requested to see the data, and Amazon obliged, sending her a Zip file that contained dozens of folders, all loaded with audio clips taken from the three Amazon smart speakers she has in her home. 

Her TikTok name is @my.data.not.yours, and according a story in the New York Post, she aid she was sent 3,534 short audio clips from Amazon. 

On top of that, she was also sent a file that said “Contacts.” 

“It turns out they have a full list of my contacts from my phone and I never remember syncing that.”

On top of that, she was sent a file that revealed all the locations of the Alexa smart speakers she has around her house. 

The TikTok star described the audio clips Amazon has of her as “so scary.”  One of them she said was her talking about turning on a light. 

Here’s what Amazon had to say about it.

“Customers can easily review and delete their voice recordings, or choose not to have them saved at all, at any time.

“Customers can import their mobile phone contacts to the Alexa app so they can use features like hands-free calling and messaging; this optional feature, which customers need to set up, can be disabled at any time.

“Finally, you can grant permissions for the Alexa app to use certain data, such as your mobile device’s geolocation, to provide relevant results (e.g., weather, traffic, restaurant recommendations), and you can manage these permissions in the app.

The video has been seen millions of times. 

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