Avoid downloading third-party skills to your Alexa device

Skills – essentially apps – can be downloaded to an Alexa device to teach it new capabilities. Although useful, many of these skills are created by third-party developers, a lot of which don’t have complete privacy policies. In other words, there’s not always a guarantee how that developer will use your data. More importantly, Amazon doesn’t verify many developers on their skills store. Users, in turn, could fall victim to phishing scammers posing as legitimate developers.