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Prosecutors demand key data from Amazon's 'Alexa' for homicide case

Prosecutors demand key data from Amazon's 'Alexa' for homicide case

Glenn Beck shares a fascinating story of the use of smart technology data to investigate an alleged homicide. In November 2015, a Bentonville, Arkansas man was found dead in a friend's hot tub after a night of drinking. The owner of the hot tub claimed to have gone to sleep around 1 o'clock in the morning, leaving his friend soaking in the tub and awakening to find him deceased.

However, law enforcement officers who responded to the 911 call noticed signs that a struggle had taken place and that the patio had been thoroughly cleaned during the night. The officers then checked the data from the house's smart water meter, which reported that a large quantity of water had been used at the house between 2 and 3 AM the previous evening. Based on this information and other suspicious details at the scene, police arrested the homeowner on charges of first degree murder.

Now, prosecutors are demanding any recordings the man's personal assistant device, which is equipped with Amazon's "Alexa" digital assistant, may have made on the night of the murder.

Glenn uses this opportunity to ask if Jeff Fisher or Pat Gray own any smart assistant devices, and Pat reveals that he's less than thrilled with his recent purchase of "Alexa."

"It's terrible," Pat grumbles. "It's terrible in a 'Siri' way. I mean, it's worthless."

To see more from Glenn, visit his channel on TheBlaze and watch "The Glenn Beck Radio Program" live weekdays 9am–12pm ET or anytime on-demand at TheBlaze TV.



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