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[–] voats4goats 0 points 40 points (+40|-0) ago 

Welcome to 'cloud' routers. Google is far from the only one doing it.

This quote just makes me laugh

Bug or not, this type of ‘feature’ may not sit well with those who have purchased the product expecting a high-level of privacy.

You bought a Google device you have no privacy

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[–] TheTrigger 0 points 8 points (+8|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Yip. I recently switched back to a dumb-phone for this exact reason; all that extra shit is just a distraction from real life anyways. Still have the smartphone at home by my bed-side; it's a nice little device for browsing the internet, playing games and reading ebooks. It just doesn't have a SIM card in it anymore, and it's turned off whenever I'm not actively using it.

The smartphone is safer 'cause I'm not carrying it around everywhere (lower replacement rate/cost). And this dumb-phone can take a pounding. Once it breaks, who gives a fuck? A brand new one costs <$50, no contract, lol.

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[–] Womb_Raider 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

I really want to get a dumb phone. Do you have any recommendations or anything? PM me if you don't want to publicize it.

Only thing I use my iPhone (shudder) for is web surfing and music, which I can just as easily do on my PC.

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

I really want a dumbphone but it's a pain in the ass to text and having email and a map on hand is to damn convienent

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[–] dildoman92 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

you shoudldn't read books on a smartphone. it's a great way to damage your vision.

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

All that extra shit is the only thing keeping me in civilian society. I literally cannot function without something keeping track of all the shit I need to do, being able to ssh into my work from anywhere, and all the other useful stuff in that thing. And it plays music.

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

Bug or not, this type of ‘feature’ may not sit well with those who have purchased the product expecting a high-level of privacy.

Looks like one reporter did not read the EULA. I'd like to know who thinks it is a good idea to have all of these connected devices and have them controlled by one or two companies (depending on which spying brand you chose to buy into). It's not a good idea to give other parties control over critical infrastructure, since it opens the door for future censorship or policing of "thought crimes".

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[–] Devious1 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Oh so true

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

Purchased a google device with a high expectation of privacy? Top kek

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

Well, that makes sense why I got signed out of all Google accounts across all devices.

"If during the past 24 hours you have experienced any oddities with your Google account or your Google access points like OnHub or WiFi, the company has offered an explanation."

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[–] Devious1 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

Last night, 2 of my gmail accounts which I hardly use required me to put the password back in for the accounts, they were stored on phone, O/S is cyanogenmod I thought that was odd at the time, maybe it was more than just routers? Wish I hadn't put the pswd in now.

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[–] monkeytoe101 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

I beleive you are right, I heard of many other people having the same issue with their android phones.

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[–] vuke69 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

They're cloud managed, this is not a back door, this is the front door. Are there actually idiots out there that are surprised by this?

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

First rule of networking. Don't believe that the proprietary magical black box that you are provided is going to behave as it should. Use multiple layers of protection. That's why even though I am behind a router, I set UFW to block anything that doesn't come from a 192.168.x.x address. Even if the router on the desk opens everything up to the world, services like SSH on the individual machines are still protected from outside intrusion.

Multiple layers of security is easy to do as long as you're not in a business environment, where the way things work are usually dictated by someone else.

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

Stop using Google and Facebook products.

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

You'd have to be done kind of dumbass to buy a router from google. You don't feel surveilled enough with then watching your cell phone, gps, internet searches, and emails, you want to give them all internet traffic from your house plus give them a listening post to fucking eavesdrop on your living room?

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