Amazon disputes claims that Echo Show’s Drop-In feature is a security risk
Techcrunch ------ Drop-In is a strange and mostly ill-advised feature. It’s a way of offering instant communication between Echo devices — essentially a phone call that doesn’t require the receiver to pick up in order to initiate. Hence, “dropping in.” Amazon introduced it with the new Show and is rolling it out to older Echo devices as a way of facilitating the new intercom feature it introduced this week. We raised a few questions when the feature was first announced alongside free Echo calling back in May, but with the Show arriving this week, the some privacy and security concerns are being raised anew. The feature is a bit of an odd choice from Amazon, given all of the questions that have been raised around the Echo line’s always-on microphones — though the company did get out in front of things this time around by spelling out the fact that Drop-In is an opt-in feature. Both parties involved have to enable Drop-In in the device’s settings in order to work. To learn more click on the picture below to read the article.