Can Amazon Solve a Murder?
47-year-old Victor Collins, a dad of five, was found lying dead in a hot bath tub in 22nd of November 2015. Arkansas. Despite the fact that there was no sturdy evidence found, the man who owns the asset where the body was seen got arrested. Hoping to find some solutions, the police went on to look for evidence from the Amazon Echo.
There is no proof to show that the police were asking Alexa whether the device could provide them with a solution to the murder case at hand. Instead, it means that they believed that the machine had collected some important audio key evidence. The Amazon has been hiding the recordings of the scene of murder, although it was plugged in ,and proved that it was listening to all that had happened. 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. That could have only been understood only by using business and perception of information privacy. clearly, the Echo was not formed to be collecting data about the actions and talks of people just for the Amazon to make use of it as an accusation to the clients. That could only lead to ruining of the dependence between the Amazon and its customers. For that, the company had nothing left but to give away the information for the authorities to get access.
There was once again a case that resembled this one, and the tech world was held in its grip the whole of last year. In December 2015, there was a gun shooting in San Bernardino. For the FBI to reach some crucial data from a particular attacker’s cell phone, they requested for a Court Order. Apple kept in mind that something was not right about revealing their client’s confidential information and disapproved to the order. Apple has proven that no information of its customers can reach to the authority or any other person without the owner’s permission. A third party meddled and unlocked the telephone which led to ending of the case. After the two scenarios, there has been answers needed for the responsibilities of the tech companies to its clients and the nature of the information privacy. Many can now tell why it is important to let out data that the police can use to put criminals in jail.