Arkansas Times: Benton County prosecutors drop Amazon Echo murder case by Max Brantley:
40/29 reports that prosecutors in Bentonville have dropped prosecution of a murder that received national attention for efforts to use information from an Amazon Echo as evidence.
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The charge could be refiled.
During the pre-trial process, a judge issued a search warrant for all Amazon recordings from an Echo device in Bates’ home during the time under investigation. That spurred coverage of the implications for a new way for authorities to dig into personal privacy, though prosecutors said it was no different from being able to search phone or bank records.