Warning or FYI about Google Nest

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“Why did you get married if you wanted big speakers?”

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  • pitdogg2pitdogg2 Posts: 16,327
    edited February 2019
    Now all you need is the ring doorbell to go along with the nest to monitor all your family activity.
  • F1nutF1nut Posts: 44,506
    Yet, the masses gobble that crap up like free candy. Stupid, stupid, stupid!!!
    Political Correctness'.........defined

    "A doctrine fostered by a delusional, illogical minority and rabidly promoted by an unscrupulous mainstream media, which holds forth the proposition that it is entirely possible to pick up a t-u-r-d by the clean end."


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  • rooftop59rooftop59 Posts: 6,432
    F1nut wrote: »
    Yet, the masses gobble that crap up like free candy. Stupid, stupid, stupid!!!

    Yep. Just like you gobble up a land line and the internet. Do you have a VPN? If someone really wants to know everything you do on the internet, they can easily. They can tap your calls too. Steal your mail while their at it.
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  • F1nutF1nut Posts: 44,506
    I try to limit the chances of things like that happening.
    Political Correctness'.........defined

    "A doctrine fostered by a delusional, illogical minority and rabidly promoted by an unscrupulous mainstream media, which holds forth the proposition that it is entirely possible to pick up a t-u-r-d by the clean end."


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  • F1nutF1nut Posts: 44,506
    headrott wrote: »
    I just try to be so boring that the people monitoring me, die in the process. Problem solved.

    I'm with ya bro.
    Political Correctness'.........defined

    "A doctrine fostered by a delusional, illogical minority and rabidly promoted by an unscrupulous mainstream media, which holds forth the proposition that it is entirely possible to pick up a t-u-r-d by the clean end."


    President of Club Polk

  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 25,394
    edited February 2019
    F1nut wrote: »
    I try to limit the chances of things like that happening.

    Apparently it's not even that difficult. Yesterday I received an e-mail from eBAY touting things that they're sure I'm interested in. They had a "was this e-mail helpful?" link at the bottom, to which I replied, in essence, "your algorithms are clueless". Yeah, I realize I was giving ammunition to the natives (so to speak), but it wouldn't take a rocket computer scientist to figure out that "Altec" and "Altec" are two disparate things ;)

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  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 25,394
    edited February 2019
    ... of course, I guess it could've been worse. They could've started sending me auctions for Altec...

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    Of course, I'd rather have one of these than a Bluetooth speaker -- come to think of it.
  • rooftop59rooftop59 Posts: 6,432
    F1nut wrote: »
    headrott wrote: »
    I just try to be so boring that the people monitoring me, die in the process. Problem solved.

    I'm with ya bro.

    That’s how I see it. If you’re an upstanding citizen not doing anything wrong or illegal then you’re probably not worth paying attention to. Nobody cares about decent, boring people!
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  • joecoulsonjoecoulson Posts: 4,258
    Anyone who has a cell phone has the potential to be monitored. More than any Alexa, google or any home networked device.
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  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 25,394
    edited February 2019
    My cell phone is a) not smart and b) turned off when I don't need to use it.
    Plus, there's no cell signal at our house.

    Folks make risk/benefit decisions all of the time* -- the ownership and use of a "smart" phone, or any other IOT/"smart" gizmos, TVs, refrigerators, what have you, are choices -- at least for the present.

    I have no doubt that, sooner or later, we'll all be forced into the use of such platforms. With luck, by then, I'll be dead! :)

    EDIT: Mind you, I know I don't have a small internet footprint; that is a different matter entriely :)

    Full disclosure, I do have a new car, which pays way more attention to what I'm up to than I would prefer... but this was absolutely a choice on my part (i.e., I am really in no position to complain). My 2002 Tacoma is still pretty clueless,though ;)

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    * and, unfortunately, often very poor decisions, from an objective standpoint! :)

  • WillowWillow Posts: 10,071
    headrott wrote: »
    I just try to be so boring that the people monitoring me, die in the process. Problem solved.

    Mission accomplished!! ;)
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  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 25,394
    I think the intelligent algorithms that monitor our chatter work in a manner akin to Gary Larson's assessment of dogs.

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    i.e., they're selective.

  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 25,394
    for completeness:

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  • EndersShadowEndersShadow Posts: 17,086
    F1nut wrote: »
    I try to limit the chances of things like that happening.
    joecoulson wrote: »
    Anyone who has a cell phone has the potential to be monitored. More than any Alexa, google or any home networked device.
    ^This.

    99% of the population are within range of their cell phones mic, a laptops built in mic, or other listening device, such as I iPad, Tablet, etc for most of their day. The smart devices have not even come close to the market saturation of those devices.

    "....not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted." William Bruce Cameron, Informal Sociology: A Casual Introduction to Sociological Thinking (1963)
  • motorhead43026motorhead43026 Posts: 3,642
    edited February 2019
    Look at how this Smollett's guys scam came to an end.

    CHICAGO (AP) — Police tapped into Chicago's vast network of surveillance cameras — and even some homeowners' doorbell cameras — to track down two brothers who later claimed they were paid by "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett to stage an attack on him, the latest example of the city's high-tech approach to public safety.
    Officers said they reviewed video from more than four dozen cameras to trace the brothers' movements before and after the reported attack, determining where they lived and who they were before arresting them a little more than two weeks later.
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  • DabutcherDabutcher Posts: 2,235
    Plus he paid them with a personal check? Peace. D
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    “Why did you get married if you wanted big speakers?”
  • afterburntafterburnt Posts: 7,018
    Google probably has your DNA by now
    rpf65 wrote: »
    I’m thinking you’ve reached the point where people are afraid to open your posts.

    I disabled
  • I remember when Jerry Springer was the mayor of Cincinnati. He got busted by paying a hooker with a personal check.
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    Other; S60'S, M10 series II, M7C's, Hafler XL600 amp, RB-980BX, Parasound HCA-1500 amp , P5 preamp, all in storage. All vintage Polk have had crossover rebuilds and tweeter upgrades.

    There are three things that give a man a false sense of courage, a keyboard, alcohol and a firearm.
    Motorhead, 4.12.20

    tonyb said " but even socialists can do a good thing here and there

    Social media makes dumb people dumber and smart people dumb and dumber.
  • Tony MTony M Posts: 9,023
    Some thieving woman used a stolen check to buy some stuff at the grocery store. She used her own key chain thingy for that store to get discounted pricing. ( Habit maybe ?)

    The cops were quick to arrest her at home. :D
    Most people just listen to music and watch movies. I EXPERIENCE them.
  • schwarcwschwarcw Posts: 7,247
    I wonder how they filmed Robert Kraft doing the wild thing?
    Carl

  • rpf65rpf65 Posts: 2,127
    schwarcw wrote: »
    I wonder how they filmed Robert Kraft doing the wild thing?

    They just googled it.
  • DabutcherDabutcher Posts: 2,235
    Rumor has it Kraft is not the biggest fish on the on the list? More to come?

    Jesse ‘s personal check.
    Peace. D
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    “Why did you get married if you wanted big speakers?”
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