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Old 04-11-2019, 01:42pm   #1
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No schit...

Yet another reason I refuse to have one. They're already spying on much of our lives for a variety of troubling reasons.
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https://www.cbsnews.com/news/amazon-...ou-tell-alexa/

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/artic...-reviews-audio

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gee, how thrilling:

"sounds like Tim is having another difficult

bowel movement."
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I don't have anything electronic in my house that I can talk to aside from my actual phone. I will never own one of these voluntary intruders. No good can come from it. I'll turn on my lights the old fashioned way.
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I don't have anything electronic in my house that I can talk to aside from my actual phone. I will never own one of these voluntary intruders. No good can come from it. I'll turn on my lights the old fashioned way.
Me, too.

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Who has one of these?


Or this, for us in the south.

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No schit...

Yet another reason I refuse to have one. They're already spying on much of our lives for a variety of troubling reasons.
Scott

As much as I hate to link to any news source...

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/amazon-...ou-tell-alexa/

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/artic...-reviews-audio

Where is all the info stored? One of many places...

https://www.google.com/maps/place/NS...333974!5m1!1e1
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How about the minicams buried in monitors/etc??? and then the wifi burglar alarms/etc...surveillance cams......
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Shit I have one in every room of my house except the bathrooms. Could care less if they are listening. Your cell phone is more of a spy than Alexa is.

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Would like to see what might be on my phone
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You can also unlock their doors if Alexa can hear you from the front porch.
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No one cares what I have to say/do/think. BORING here.
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No one cares what I have to say/do/think. BORING here.
Bezos just called - he says you're a screamer not a moaner.
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I'm lazy, but not that lazy as to talk into a device to turn something on or buy something, too set in my ways, which at this time, are not difficult at all.
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No longer true. Our Alexa can distinguish between my wife's voice and my own and addresses us or behaves accordingly. Example, if my wife asks Alexa to play some music it plays a completely different genre of music than when I ask it to do the same based on our previous choices. If I ask Alexa "What's New?" it plays through a different set of news feeds than what my wife receives when she asks the same question. It replies back using our first names too.

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Bezos just called - he says you're a screamer not a moaner.
Wrong, both.
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You can also unlock their doors if Alexa can hear you from the front porch.
Unlock won't work, only lock.
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Wrong, both.
Well now. You ain't much fun since we quit drinkin' around here.
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