Murder Being solved by Amazon
47-year-old Victor Collins, a dad of five, was found lying dead in a hot bath tub in 22nd of November 2015. Arkansas. He was strangled and sank. The man who owns the property where the body was found is finally arrested although the solid evidence tends to be missing. Hoping to find some solutions, the police went on to look for evidence from the Amazon Echo.
Alexa was asked whether the device would give a soluble answer to the case held although, that is not evident to what the police were looking for. The authority had a positive feeling that the device has what they were searching for the evidence of key audio. Again, as far as the Amazon Echo gets plugged in, possibilities are that it has been listening to the scene, and appears that Echo hears of the recordings are being kept by the Amazon. The police are continuing to emphasize about the Amazon sharing the important information, and that is the first thing that the Amazon has ever agreed to this year in March.
Despite the law enforcement sending an affidavit that could have helped reach data to solve the crime at hand, the Amazon still used its power to fight. Understanding such resistance is only possible by using a perspective of data and business confidentiality. Besides, the Echo was not created to be recording talks and actions so that Amazon might make use of to accuse some of its customers. The trust between the customers and the Amazon could only get destroyed by that instead. For that, the company had nothing left but to give away the information for the authorities to get access.
A similar case arose and also the world of tech found itself in trouble once more. The San Bernardino attack of shooting was held in the year 2015 In December. In the same year but in a different month of December, there was a shooting attacked in the San Bernardino. Since the FBI wanted the way to reach some data from one of the shooter’s iPhone, they sent an order from the court which was demanding Apple to obey and give out the information. However, Apple disagreed to that claiming that it was to their client’s best interest to keep his/her data confident. It is crystal clear that Apple keeps the data of clients from public and the police as well. A third party meddled and unlocked the telephone which led to ending of the case. Questions to do with data privacy nature and tech firms obligations to their clients raised after the two scenes. Many can now tell why it is important to let out data that the police can use to put criminals in jail.