Forget the eerie laugh. For a family in Portland, Oregon, an Amazon Echo device has become no laughing matter. Not only did one of the smart speakers in their home record their conversations, it also sent those recordings to someone without the family’s permission.
There’s a new leader in the growing smart speaker market. During the first quarter of 2018, Google overtook Amazon for the top spot. Meanwhile, Apple’s nowhere to be found in the new Canalys survey of the top smart speaker producers in the world.