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Ryan
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2017-04-04, 20:57

Someone put a camera in a dildo and then added Wifi to it.

You can guess what happened next.

https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/a...urce=mbtwitter
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curiousuburb
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2017-04-25, 06:41

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Someone put a camera in a dildo and then added Wifi to it.

You can guess what happened next.

https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/a...urce=mbtwitter
Company name is Svakom, so I guessed possible foreign origin...
eventually, after video, tried to figure out if Siime Eye (pronounced See-Me Eye)
was misspelled/phoneticised oddly/marketing trying too hard to be cute...

Sadly, given font choice, at first impression I thought it was Slime Eye

Still not sure which suits.


All those who believe in telekinesis, raise my hand.

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turtle
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2017-04-25, 14:23

I read about that one a little bit ago. I couldn't imagine anything thinking this is a good idea. A sex toy with a camera that is connected to IoT!? Really!? People actually bought it too? That's like the smartphone one that was compromised recently too. You know, so the company selling it to you can track and sell how often you get off. The fact that you bought something like this then complain about your privacy being violated? Really?

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2017-04-25, 14:59

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I read about that one a little bit ago. I couldn't imagine anything thinking this is a good idea. A sex toy with a camera that is connected to IoT!? Really!? People actually bought it too? That's like the smartphone one that was compromised recently too. You know, so the company selling it to you can track and sell how often you get off. The fact that you bought something like this then complain about your privacy being violated? Really?
Yeah, that's so spectacularly unappealing to me as a concept - I want a stupid silicone toy, thanks.
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2017-05-01, 13:10

This is about as gangsta as tech journalists get, imo. KaraWalt

Just brutal.

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2017-05-01, 14:50

Can you blame the guy for hiding? I don't. Doesn't make it right, but then again I don't use Uber and have no plans to either.
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Dr. Bobsky
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2017-05-01, 15:02

At least Uber delivered a (highly damaging) product -- these other paper CEOs like Holmes merely skated along until someone (the government, ahem) started asking meaningful questions. Uber shouldn't survive, but not because of its corporate culture, which sounds awful, -- that should only really bring down Kalanick and a few other corporate leaders-- but because it is enriching itself while destroying the lives of its drivers.
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2017-09-29, 01:20

BBC news reported that China has shut down North Korean companies operating in Chinese territory to implement United Nations sanctions.
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-41431057

I have been tracking this story today, waiting to when CNN, Fox, or Reuters would report it and whether there would be any comments. None of these sites has made any mention of this. Now the story is no longer "front page news" on the BBC site, and is now only a link in its 10 most read stories list.

Doesn't this seem like an action significant enough to be mentioned by United States based news outlets?
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Dr. Bobsky
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2017-09-29, 11:48

I think part of the problem is that the Chinese didn't do anything as of yet -- these companies have been given notice that they should expect to be shut down in 120 days. It will be a bigger story if it actually happens...
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2017-10-01, 19:01

Thanks for your thoughts on that. I was under the impression that, based on previously reported Chinese actions, this seemed like a shift in policy.

Of course, my post was misleading in that I said the North Korean companies were shut down, rather than the 120 day notice. Still, from what I have seen of the CNN and Fox headlines, this seemed to have more substance.
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Dr. Bobsky
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2017-10-01, 22:43

I just don't think the American press is following this story or really any international story all that closely or accurately.
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2017-10-02, 16:01

Tom Petty dead at 66.

Ain't that some shit.

[edit]: Or not? WTF journalists.

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2017-10-02, 17:40

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Tom Petty dead at 66.

Ain't that some shit.

[edit]: Or not? WTF journalists.
Or WTF LAPD (According to the Guardian)

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2017-11-08, 19:26

Is there a thread for when Twitter goes hilariously insane?

Because USA Today is being mocked endlessly for thinking Sharknado is a real thing.
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2018-01-01, 17:23

Calgary Zoo too cold for Penguins

Canada be a wee bit frosty this winter, eh? ❄️🐧⛄️🌬☃️
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