Yeah, and once one of them or both of them 'dominate', who are they going to sell all the data to? And what will they be doing with it? And I guess because these systems would have access to cameras, they could possibly leak that over to 'big brother' too, but for what reason? I know it will be nefarious, so I'm just curious what I'm avoiding by leaving these things outside the home.There is a huge push for these devices. Google and Amazon are fighting for in-home dominance.
Yeah, and once one of them or both of them 'dominate', who are they going to sell all the data to? And what will they be doing with it? And I guess because these systems would have access to cameras, they could possibly leak that over to 'big brother' too, but for what reason? I know it will be nefarious, so I'm just curious what I'm avoiding by leaving these things outside the home.
Thanks for the heads up - will check mine later. They offered this last year (or the year before) and I was too slow on the draw then.
Granted, these things "legally" eavesdrop on you, and you get what you deserve when you self-report/install, but how is this worse than having a cellphone within mic range in terms of capability to eavesdrop?
i got one too, it was free, gonna put it in my bathroom so the FBI can hear me pooping.
Interesting. Why do you think it stopped working like that? Software bug? Hardware bug? Or Social Engineering beta testing?That's where I keep my Echo Dot.
I used to use it all the time to play music in the bathroom, but it doesn't work very well anymore. Wont play Pandora music but wants to play some other music service that wants me to pay to listen to music or some crap. Now I just use it for my morning routine (hey alexa, what's the weather like today") and that's about all.
Multiple, cameras, links into your home automation stuff (lights, cameras, shades, etc.), shopping, alarms, etc.. You can create one hell of a profile with that. It can be a huge deal if you're ever the target of anything.
Other than that - you're a consumer. You're going to consume. They are using them to make more profits and control what you see and hear (and try to control what you think). Your phone is one way. The home assistants are more of an extension of that.
Used in a bad way, all that data could be used against you easily. Used in a "good" way, they are selling you things. You get convenience out of it, but you're still not the end of it. They get more out of it than you do.
Interesting. Why do you think it stopped working like that? Software bug? Hardware bug? Or Social Engineering beta testing?
I think you hit the nail on the head as to why these type of things get appealing and even start to outweigh their downfalls in certain situations (like with elderly parents). The popular tradeoff is 'convenience for security', and is the usual goto model for almost anything coming out today--we'll give you convenience if you give up some safety and security.My point was more along the lines of: every convenience has its trade-offs.
Wow, that's unreal on the actions. Of course this is supposed to be linked to their device, but I wonder if this permission extends to someone working for the company with access.You have to link your Google account to Spotify. Privacy stuff FYI:
You agree that Google will be able to:
- View your Spotify account data
- The type of Spotify subscription you have, your account country and your settings for explicit content filtering
- Your name and username, your profile picture, how many followers you have on Spotify and your public playlists
- View your activity on Spotify
- What you’ve saved in Your Library
- Your top tracks and artists
- Who you follow on Spotify
- Playlists you’ve made and playlists you follow
- Your collaborative playlists
- Your personalized playlists
- Tracks from your Spotify radio stations
- Take actions in Spotify on your behalf
- Add and remove items in Your Library
- Manage who you follow on Spotify
- Stream and control Spotify on your other devices
- Personalize your radio stations
Tracking is one thing--being recorded is another.Unless you go way out of your way, which 99% if you don’t (contrary to how you act on here) you’re being tracked ruthlessly anyways.
mom going to put one in the workshop to play Spotify and that’s it. In an area that unless I’m out there, isn’t going to be used.