Employees of Ring (Amazon) are watching you

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    Except the article is full of crap. The camera isn't active "all the time." It's by and large a horrendous piece of crap anyhow. The thing only uploads video when the button is pushed or the motion sensor is activated and someone moves near the camera. What the employees were watching was those captured videos on the server, though that's bad enough.
     
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    My friend works for a company that monitors social media and reports their findings to politicians who are paying for your data. The things they know are extremely alarming. I wanted to get an Alexa, but the tinfoil hat wearer inside of me is against it. But then again I have an Iphone in my pocket so...
     
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    You can argue about whether or not the Mormon theology is sound, but I don't think there is much room to argue about their culture. Everyone is valued, everyone has a position and a task to do to help the community. Therefore, because everyone has value, everyone is respected, from the smallest child up to the oldest elder. There is genuine concern for each other and making sure that everyone is taken care of. Their idea of community is to be envied.

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    You may laugh, but someone can get information they consider useful. One example is the times you are at home and can answer the door. Correlated with other data, someone can learn a lot about you.

    I run a database/program where some of equipment we sell sends me information about the consumables used each day and the stock is replenished. Things I can infer:
    • Work days
    • Holidays for a company
    • When they start a new project
    • Does the project seem successful (scale-up to larger columns)
    • Project chemistry (types of columns used)
    • When a project ends
    • Someone left/fired or no projects
    • How many hours they work at a company
    Combined with other information, one can find out a lot about a company and its employees.
     
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    My friends kid wanted this very badly for Christmas - https://www.bestbuy.com/site/anki-vector-robot-with-amazon-alexa-voice-assistant-gray/6298675.p

    It resulted in awkward conversation between us. "I don't know dude" is about the best advice I could come up with. The kid ended up getting it because not having it would have resulted in a very sad Christmas. I don't have kids so I don't know what it's like. It seems crazy though, a toy that kids will want, with a camera and microphone, connected to the cloud. Yes, I read the privacy statement. None of that matters to me, especially when you have companies like Ring where you have no idea what is going on behind closed doors.
     
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    Good reason to not have anything factual on Facebook, even having misleading things is good, a town you never lived in, working for a company you never did business with and a random name and vitals


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    Why I won't buy cloud enabled stuff, and why I've dumped Android. And why I need to be sure I can disable any phone home crap in any new car I might get.
     
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    The cloud, aka someone else’s computer.
     
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    When we introduced digital set-tops it was easy enough to find out what it was tuned to.
     
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    And you could do it with war driving.... not even a need to be in the cable company or manufacturer.

    These days, VPNs rule.
     
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