California fires: smart speakers and emergency alerts

joel jaeggli joelja at bogus.com
Mon Oct 16 01:20:52 CST 2017


On 10/14/17 22:01, valdis.kletnieks at vt.edu wrote:
> On Fri, 13 Oct 2017 18:50:51 -0700, Joe Hamelin said:
>> I would think that Amazon knows where my Echo is since it's the same IP
>> that I order (way too much crap) from.
> 
> It knows the usual delivery address.  That's not necessarily the same thing.

It pairs with your phone via bluetooth, also wifi geolocation (e.g.
skyhook) tends to be fairly accurate in moderately high density
residential environments.



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