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Amazon introduces new Echo Buds with improved performance and design
Echo Buds, Glacier White
Echo Buds, Glacier White Credit: Amazon

Amazon has announced the launch of its second-generation wireless earbuds "Echo Buds", featuring a more comfortable design as well as improved active noise cancellation and better microphones.

“The all-new Echo Buds are better in so many ways—a smaller design, a more comfortable fit, Active Noise Cancellation technology, a new color and wireless charging option, and high-performance drivers for dynamic audio,” said Tom Taylor, Senior Vice President, Amazon Alexa.

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Amazon Alexa security issue could have allowed access to user data
Amazon Echo Dot
Amazon Echo Dot Credit: Amazon

Researchers from security firm Check Point found vulnerabilities, affecting Amazon Echo, in certain Amazon and Alexa subdomains that could have allowed outsider access to user's voice history, including all voice searches and conversation history.

Alexa users could have been easily tricked into falling for the vulnerability, which reportedly needed a single click on a malicious link crafted and sent by the hacker.

Amazon has already patched the flaw.