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Amazon has confirmed that one of its Echo speakers recorded a private conversation between an Oregon couple, and, unbeknownst to them, sent it to a third party. The speakers are designed to take commands, but Amazon told The Washington Post in a statement that the speaker mistook the conversation it heard as a request to send a message.

Here & Now's Meghna Chakrabarti speaks with Roben Farzad (@robenfarzad), who hosts the podcast "Full Disclosure."

This segment aired on May 25, 2018.

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