“Alexa, How Do We Subvert Big Tech’s Orwellian Internet-of-Things Surveillance?”

“Alexa, How Do We Subvert Big Tech’s Orwellian Internet-of-Things Surveillance?” By Charles Hugh Smith Convenience is the sales pitch, but the real goal is control in service of maximizing profits and extending state power. When every device in your life is connected to the Internet (the Internet of Things), your refrigerator will schedule an oil change for your car–or something like that–and it will be amazingly wunnerful. You’ll be able to lower the temperature of your home office while you’re stuck in a traffic jam, while your fridge orders another jar of…

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Amazon CEO Confirms They Automatically Store Alexa Recordings Indefinitely

Amazon CEO Confirms They Automatically Store Alexa Recordings Indefinitely By Mayukh Saha Delaware senator Chris Coons had sent a questionnaire to Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos in May. He had inquired how Amazon utilizes and retains data from the voice assistant device Alexa. Bezos has now confirmed that the recordings on the device and their transcripts never expire automatically. CNET first reported Amazon’s reply to Coons and it confirms that data is retained until the customer deletes them personally. Not just Amazon, third parties also have access to your voice recordings…

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Amazon Ring Worked With Police in Sting Operations; Posting Facebook Ads Of Petty Crime Suspects

Amazon Ring Worked With Police in Sting Operations; Posting Facebook Ads Of Petty Crime Suspects By Aaron Kesel Amazon Ring is working with police departments all across the U.S. to stage sting operations on would-be package thieves according to several media reports. Meanwhile, if that’s not enough of a nightmare, Amazon’s Ring is also posting ads on Facebook of suspected petty criminals and calling them “Community Alerts.” Activist Post has previously warned you that it’s not enough that Amazon is on record working with the FBI with its Facial Rekogntion biometric software…

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Amazon Installing Alexa in Apartments and Hotel Rooms. They Say 24/7 Data Collection Will Help Property Managers Better Manage and Serve Tenants.

Amazon Installing Alexa in Apartments and Hotel Rooms. They Say 24/7 Data Collection Will Help Property Managers Better Manage and Serve Tenants. By B.N. Frank More creepy “Surveillance Capitalism” courtesy of Amazon who isn’t hiding that it is putting millions of smart speakers in homes and hotels by “offering discounted hardware, customized software and new ways for property managers to harvest and use data.” Are there actually people willing to pay for this type of arrangement? From the Wall Street Journal, “Amazon’s Plan to Move In to Your Next Apartment…

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CREEPY: Amazon and Facebook Both Want To Read Human Emotions

CREEPY: Amazon and Facebook Both Want To Read Human Emotions By Aaron Kesel Facebook and Amazon’s insanity only seems to continue with no sign of slowing down anytime soon. Now, the two big conglomerate giants want to move into the uncharted territory of reading human emotions, both in their own ways. Facebook wants a robot that has five senses which can read human emotions. Facebook wants “emotionally sensitive” robots that can explore the world, identify objects and people and enable its users to make more friends, Dailymail reported. The robots…

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Here’s How To Review All The Recordings Alexa Has Of You And Your Family

Here’s How To Review All The Recordings Alexa Has Of You And Your Family By Tyler Durden If you did not say the Washington Post, arguably the most influential political newspaper which for the past few years has been owned by the world’s richest man, Amazon founder and Donald Trump nemesis, Jeff Bezos, you could be forgiven: after all, the last thing your newspaper should be publishing is an in-depth analysis into how you are spying on virtually every person who was gullible enough to buy your products which turned out to be nothing but a massive espionage…

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“Alexa, Stop Spying on My Kids”: Amazon’s Echo Dot Violates Child Privacy Law

“Alexa, Stop Spying on My Kids”: Amazon’s Echo Dot Violates Child Privacy Law By Jessica Corbett A coalition of consumer and public health groups demanded Thursday that federal regulators investigate and sanction Amazon for its Echo Dot Kids Edition, arguing that the device illegally collects and retains children’s personal data. The brightly colored, always-on listening device “will play music, answer questions, read stories, tell jokes, and more—all with younger ears in mind,” according to Amazon. “The included one year of FreeTime Unlimited gives your kids access to thousands of hours of…

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Stasi State: Amazon “Ring” Doorbell Surveillance Wants To Create A Crime News Network

Stasi State: Amazon “Ring” Doorbell Surveillance Wants To Create A Crime News Network By Aaron Kesel Amazon is currently looking to hire someone with the title “Managing Editor, News” for its Ring doorbell surveillance hardware and software which wants to create a Stasi police state run by citizens themselves. Activist Post has previously warned you that it’s not enough that Amazon is on record working with the FBI with its Facial Rekogntion biometric software … no, Amazon is also spying on customers of its recently purchased home surveillance cameras called…

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Amazon Alexa Wants To Spy On Your Family’s Health

Amazon Alexa Wants To Spy On Your Family’s Health By MassPrivateI If ever there was a red flag story about Amazon’s Alexa then this is it. If you watch the “Alexa for Medical Care Advice” video posted below, you will hear Alexa asking Peggy, to “tell me about the symptoms or problems that are troubling you the most.” Divulging your health issues to a private corporation is extremely troubling as you will see.  Let’s start with the obvious concerns and talk about something you will not see in the…

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Amazon Joins Big Tech Assault on Anti-Vaccine Information

Amazon Joins Big Tech Assault on Anti-Vaccine Information By Jason Erickson As major media and big tech continue freaking out over 159 measles cases in the U.S., anti-vaccine campaigners are increasingly being likened to terrorists as their ability to share information and earn money is being cut off. The origin of this latest move against the free flow of information seems to have stemmed from a letter sent by Adam Schiff (D-CA) to the heads of Facebook and Google wherein he lamented the increased viewership of the vaccine debate: “There…

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