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[–] ilikeskittles 0 points 5 points (+5|-0) ago 

Anyone that has these devices from google or amazon in their homes are fools.

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[–] nonservator [S] 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

"First, it's a novelty. Then, it's a convenience. Then it's the standard, and alternatives are actively discouraged. Then everybody thinks you're a paranoid nutcase if you don't go along. Then, no alternatives are available. Then, it becomes illegal to refuse."

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[–] ilikeskittles 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

And then you get charges with thought crimes and face crimes.

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[–] VinceFoster 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Not sure how the fuck it wasn't obvious nest had a microphone etc. Probably bluetooth and wifi scanners to check what phones are in the house, and has a back door to your whole network if you connect it to the internet. Was obvious when they pushed it on everybody.

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[–] nonservator [S] 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Last week, the search giant drew criticism because its Nest Secure hub, a web-connected home security system, includes a microphone, but it was never disclosed in hardware specs, marketing materials or on Nest's website.

I am Jack's complete lack of surprise.

At the time, Google said it was an "error" that the microphone was omitted from the product specs. The company also said the mic has never been activated.

Mistakes were made, but not by me. I didn't do it, nobody saw me, you can't prove anything.

But that hasn't satisfied committee members, who wrote a letter to Pichai demanding more information...The letter demands Pichai follow up with the committee by March 12.

"Stop! ...or I'll say stop again!"

If you don't exercise the power you have, then you don't actually have any power.

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[–] nonservator [S] 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

I'd been wondering where our lone El Goog employee/sycophant had gotten to. Nice to see you back.

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[–] Plavonica 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Even if people go to jail, nothing will change.