Go home, Alexa. You’re scaring people.
Over the past week, many owners of the Amazon Echo are claiming their handy virtual assistant has been creeping them out with random fits of strange laughter.
Twitter and Reddit users have been reporting this alarming, “witch-like” cackle coming from their devices — sometimes unprompted or as a bizarre response to requests to turn off the lights.
Others are citing even worse behavior from *Evil Alexa*, including their devices whistling(!), reciting the definition of “please” in response to a command(!!), and even apparently listing off local cemeteries(!!?).
Amazon responded to the deviant behavior in a statement to The Verge, saying the company is “aware of this and working to fix it.” Maybe just unplug (and BURN) all your echos until then, yeah?
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