Amazon Alexa

Alexa's memory is a little too good

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An updated Echo Dot (left) next to its older generation. Photo: Stephen Brashear/Getty Images

A coalition of groups filed an FTC complaint on Thursday, saying the kids' version of the Echo Dot violates child privacy law in several ways, including by retaining information even after a consumer has tried to delete it.

The other side: Amazon says that was a bug that has now been fixed, and published a blog post defending its overall policies when it comes to kids and Alexa.

What Amazon knows about you

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Illustration: Sarah Grillo/Axios

Depending on how much you shop, watch and read with Amazon, the e-commerce behemoth may know more about you than any other company on earth.

The big picture: Naturally, they know what you've browsed or bought on their main service. They also know what you've asked Alexa, watched on Prime, and read on your Kindle. They know even more thanks to their ownership of Whole Foods, Ring, Eero, Twitch, Goodreads, IMDB and Audible.