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I found an Amazon folder with thousands
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Posted By: mc squared, 10/20/2021 11:55:04 AM

A woman was shocked to discover just how much data Amazon has collected about her. She posted a viral TikTok video explaining how she requested to see the data but wasn’t expecting to receive so much. TikToker explained: “I requested all the data Amazon has on me and here’s what I found.” She revealed that she has three Amazon smart speakers. Two are Amazon Dot speakers and one is an Echo device. Her home also contains smart bulbs. She said: “When I downloaded the ZIP file these are all the folders it came with.” The TikToker then clicked on the audio file and revealed


I tried to tell people that these things record all your private discussions, Then the robotic Amazon voice said Oh no we're not

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Reply 1 - Posted by: GreatGreyhounds 10/20/2021 12:01:34 PM (No. 951992)
The Mrs and I have made a game out of using the app WhatThreeWords, a geo location app, and using a random set of three words, start talking about random things and places, while Siri is listening. In almost every case, within a day or so, all of the ads we are seeing online change to reflect what we were rambling about.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: hershey 10/20/2021 12:19:51 PM (No. 952018)
Have NOTHING linked to anything in your Alexa, No hub, no refrigerator linked to the web, no thermostat linked to the web, nothing...I've got a Fire and I opened up the remote and killed the mike...the less they know, the better off you are...
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Reply 3 - Posted by: DVC 10/20/2021 12:29:47 PM (No. 952029)
I figured out immediately that the LAST thing that I wanted in my home was one of these "self bugging" devices. How stupid do you have to be to not grasp that they are listening to you?
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Reply 4 - Posted by: Laotzu 10/20/2021 12:32:02 PM (No. 952034)
It strikes me there may be a market for a device to randomly spout pro-statist, pro-Democrat, pro-FBI statements Alexa queries on a regular basis in our homes.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: ussjimmycarter 10/20/2021 12:38:53 PM (No. 952044)
Don’t use these things ever! I spent 25 years in IT!
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Reply 6 - Posted by: Starlifter Nav 10/20/2021 12:41:35 PM (No. 952046)
Got a phone? You're connected. Its 'turned off'? Doesn't matter. You're never 'turned off'. Mic disabled... you really think so? Sure.... We have no Alexa. No Siri. No mics on or desktop 'assistants'. If we talk about something at dinner... and later turn on a laptop or desktop, guess what ADs we see. And by the way... is your electric meter remote readable? Its a 'smart' meter. Are you starting to get the picture? Have you ever said something dark, even in jest, at your home, that you wouldn't want repeated?
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Reply 7 - Posted by: NorthernDog 10/20/2021 1:42:29 PM (No. 952099)
And she posted all that information on Tik Tok - which is controlled by the Red Chinese government.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: zephyrgirl 10/20/2021 1:43:22 PM (No. 952101)
As soon as I learned that Amazon "randomly" listens on in with their devices, my Alexa went into the trash, along with everything connected to it. That's why I won't have security cameras inside my house as well.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: Timber Queen 10/20/2021 2:03:46 PM (No. 952112)
Not only is our homestead in the middle of the California Coastal Range mountains, we are nestled in a little valley with absolutely no cell reception. Many of our neighbors on top of the ridges or broader valleys get reception. PG&E still has to send out a reader for our smart-meter. (We have solar inter-tie service.) For the first year after the switch over, and all the meter readers were fired or reassigned, they sent a regular line-crew guy who had to make the rounds of we outliers once a month in a service truck. His stops were few and far between and it took him several days. Then they switched to a uniformed gal in a PG&E car, and now we have "contractors" that drive their personal cars with a PG&E magnetic logo. It gives me great pleasure to cause PG&E extra trouble. Come and get us Deep State. TK chose the house location because it has a great line of fire. Just sayin'.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: MickTurn 10/20/2021 2:11:18 PM (No. 952121)
DO NOT Trust any Big Tech company with ANYTHING. Got it?
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Reply 11 - Posted by: kono 10/20/2021 2:42:20 PM (No. 952150)
On my Android phones, Google is always listening for "Hey, google", and their assistant "Bixby" is always listening for it to be called. There seems to be no way to turn off the listening mode, either. It takes a little discipline never to use the voice readers, especially when in a hurry (typing on touch-screen is frustratingly slow and error-prone for some of us who thrive on touch-typing). I would not be at all surprised to learn that every conversation over the phone is being recorded and stored in searchable snippets, too. It wouldn't take very long to build up a catalog of voice fragments sufficient to generate a fake-but-authentic-sounding stream of audio in somebody's voice. And a smart tool to paste them together and smooth their edges to sound natural would be pretty straightforward (tedious, but doable).
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Reply 12 - Posted by: Omen55 10/20/2021 2:54:07 PM (No. 952167)
Orwell would not have believe people paying to be spied on😱
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Reply 13 - Posted by: Lucky5 10/20/2021 3:07:17 PM (No. 952184)
I will never have any listening "smart" electronics in my house. I would love to get a Ring camera for my property, but I do not trust Amazon or Google or any of the companies that can listen in to my private home. I highly suggest people start buying faraday bags for their phones to stop being tracked. I have everything turned off, but I do use my gps when I go to new places, so I am getting tracked too. What frustrates me, is most people are willingly giving up all their privacy rights and have been since social media started.
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Reply 14 - Posted by: dst4life 10/20/2021 6:23:14 PM (No. 952310)
#6, I concur.
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Reply 15 - Posted by: udanja99 10/20/2021 6:51:08 PM (No. 952335)
The only “smart” appliance in our home is the Nest thermostat. The previous owner had it connected to his phone so he could adjust the temperature when away from home. The first thing we did before any of our household goods were even unpacked was to disconnect it from the internet. Three years ago our son in law gave us a video device for Christmas which includes Alexa. It’s still in the box with the plastic wrapper intact. One of these days I’ll get around to taking it to Goodwill.
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Reply 16 - Posted by: MDConservative 10/20/2021 9:22:08 PM (No. 952454)
FTA: “Can someone explain to me why this is ‘scary’? I’m not interesting enough to care if they have my contacts or audio.” These are the same idiots who thought the Patriot Act was just crackerjack, that the government protected them from abuse, that the FISA courts were incorruptible, that the government observes those Constitutional limits...and supported the Act's recent re-up. Of course, now that such is used to label concerned parents "domestic terrorists"... People have no idea how much privacy they hand away to play Candy Squeeze on their cellphones, or even to query Google. Nothing disappears on the 'net. And it's all used personally. Using shopper discount cards is no better. Believe me, everyone is interesting...someone is always buying your information, for good or evil.
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