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    Alexa. Always listening

    https://www.bloomberg.com/opinion/ar...eans-it-may-be

    "An Alexa thatís always listening will likely prove more useful than an Alexa that isnít; and, in any case, always-on devices are certainly our future."

    We ought to retain our choices. At the moment it is not clear we have a say.

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    As of January 2019, Amazon had sold more than 100 million devices that include Alexa. That number is certainly dwarfed by the billions of devices that include Siri and Google Assistant. But the difference is, those features come bundled with your smartphone, which has many other uses. When you purchase an Alexa device, you are choosing to invite Amazon into your home to listen to you."

    I believe any technology that can listen in to every moment of our lies has been or will be exploited by our tyrannical surveillance state. I have great concerns about the future.

    Interestingly, I would want a sex robot that uses cloud-drive artificial intelligence. I would also want an on-off switch so she/it only listened when I wanted her to.


    Call your state legislators and insist they approve the Article V convention of States to propose amendments.


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    I disabled Alexa.
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    won't have one in the house...bad enough they can listen through your cell phones
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    heh

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    Quote Originally Posted by alexa View Post
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    Call your state legislators and insist they approve the Article V convention of States to propose amendments.


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    Quote Originally Posted by MisterVeritis View Post
    I wondered how long it would take for you to show up. You took longer than I expected. You must have some sort of life outside of this forum.
    Most sane and healthy people do
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    Quote Originally Posted by MisterVeritis View Post
    "As of January 2019, Amazon had sold more than 100 million devices that include Alexa. That number is certainly dwarfed by the billions of devices that include Siri and Google Assistant. But the difference is, those features come bundled with your smartphone, which has many other uses. When you purchase an Alexa device, you are choosing to invite Amazon into your home to listen to you."

    There are over 134 million households in the US, and 75% of them have Alexa? I kinda doubt it.

    But why would they make that up? Because this $#@! is so frightening they have to do everything in their power to make it appear trendy and popular, like everyone else is doing it so you should too. China doesn't even $#@! with that. It's citizens are doomed, as are probably we.

    I'd be surprised if 5 million households have Alexa.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lummy View Post
    There are over 134 million households in the US, and 75% of them have Alexa? I kinda doubt it.

    But why would they make that up? Because this $#@! is so frightening they have to do everything in their power to make it appear trendy and popular, like everyone else is doing it so you should too. China doesn't even $#@! with that. It's citizens are doomed, as are probably we.
    I would never own one, ever.

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    I am downsizing my electronic gadgets. No more wi-fi for the time being, and I can't stand smart phones, so I have a cheapo candy bar.

    I am so not cool.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lummy View Post
    There are over 134 million households in the US, and 75% of them have Alexa? I kinda doubt it.

    But why would they make that up? Because this $#@! is so frightening they have to do everything in their power to make it appear trendy and popular, like everyone else is doing it so you should too. China doesn't even $#@! with that. It's citizens are doomed, as are probably we.

    I'd be surprised if 5 million households have Alexa.
    One hundred million devices, not households.
    Call your state legislators and insist they approve the Article V convention of States to propose amendments.


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