I know we've heard a million times that Alexa won't record you unless you tell it to, however, it appears this may not be the case since a Portland woman had her Echo record an audio clip of a conversation and then sent it to a random contact. She found out about this when the person notified her she had been hacked. Further, Amazon says this is an extremely rare occurrence and are taking steps to prevent this in the future. Needless to say the woman wants a refund. An investigation by an Alexa engineer turned up no leads, according to the woman. But the engineer speculated that the Echo speaker “guessed” the command to send a message via Alexa Voice Messaging without asking for verbal confirmation. Normally, Alexa and Google Assistant — which has similar messaging capabilities — alert users when they’re about to send an audio message.