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Amazon unveils a new Echo Dot surveillance device for children

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The latest addition to Amazon's line of always-on, ever-listening, networked, insecure (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7) snitchy smart speakers is the new rev of the Echo Dot Kids Edition, whose "kid-friendly" Alexa is like surveillance Barbie without the pretense of being a toy. This All-New release is based on the latest Echo Dot hardware iteration (third-generation), but is 70 percent louder than the old kids model. It also costs $69.99 compared to the standard Echo Dot's $49.99 price tag, however, right now both prices have been reduced by $20. All-New Echo Dot Kids Edition Launches June 26 [Matthew Humphries/PC Mag] (Image: Cryteria, CC-BY) (Thanks, Tommy!) Read the rest

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