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kscherer
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2020-12-10, 12:59

And more. Sheesh.
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kscherer
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2021-01-14, 13:19

Are you guys sure you want to use these things?
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turtle
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Join Date: Mar 2005
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2021-01-14, 13:21

I saw that article and have admit it is just bad. Though, if you actually look at the app and what it does, most people who put five minutes into looking at the footage would be able to figure out where you live anyway. The fact that this is an Amazon product adds to the "hell no" factor for me ever considering something like that.

In other news, I read Google completed it's acquisition of FitBit. Good thing they stand with "don't be evil" as their catch phrase. You can trust them.

Louis L'Amour, “To make democracy work, we must be a notion of participants, not simply observers. One who does not vote has no right to complain.”
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kscherer
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2021-01-14, 13:54

Oh, hell, I'm so glad I don't use one of those anymore. Even still, Google now has my exercise data for about a year from back when I wore one. Glad I don't anymore.

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2021-01-14, 14:33

As soon as the plan was made public I downloaded Mrs T's and my own data and deleted our accounts. Hopefully Google never gets their hands on them... but that is assuming delete account actually meant "delete".

Louis L'Amour, “To make democracy work, we must be a notion of participants, not simply observers. One who does not vote has no right to complain.”
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kscherer
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2021-01-22, 17:42

Turtle pointed this out, and it deserves to be in here.

I cannot understand why anyone wants to have the inside of their home accessible to the internet. We are seriously asking for trouble.

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turtle
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2021-01-25, 11:02

Parler DB compromised and published showing the faces of Capitol Hill rioters.
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Late last week, a website called Faces of the Riot appeared online, showing nothing but a vast grid of more than 6,000 images of faces, each one tagged only with a string of characters associated with the Parler video in which it appeared. The site's creator tells WIRED that he used simple, open source machine-learning and facial recognition software to detect, extract, and deduplicate every face from the 827 videos that were posted to Parler from inside and outside the Capitol building on January 6, the day when radicalized Trump supporters stormed the building in a riot that resulted in five people's deaths. The creator of Faces of the Riot says his goal is to allow anyone to easily sort through the faces pulled from those videos to identify someone they may know, or recognize who took part in the mob, or even to reference the collected faces against FBI wanted posters and send a tip to law enforcement if they spot someone.
This is why you have to understand what sharing your GPS data on your images does. This isn't about the politics of the idiots, it is about the fact that this one company did such a bad job securing their chat services that it compromised the identity and privacy of the users.

Louis L'Amour, “To make democracy work, we must be a notion of participants, not simply observers. One who does not vote has no right to complain.”
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2021-01-28, 12:40

While I do not believe Apple is perfect or exempt from scrutiny, I do believe they are headed in the right direction. The linked Apple article is worth a read.

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turtle
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2021-02-01, 17:45

Amazon wants your biometric data in the name of ease.

Hmmm... I trust them so much I should send them a DNA sample too for good measure.

While the concept of ease is nice, the giving up of immutable biometric data is not. Once it is done you can't get it back. I mean, you could theoretically destroy your palm to make it never look like it did when it was scanned, but that would suck more than your data going out.

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