Any Amazon Echo owners? Time to polish up your tin foil hat . . . . .

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  1. ZoidMeister

    ZoidMeister Consider my signature line before replying . . . .

    Dec 4, 2014
  2. Raylan Givens

    Raylan Givens Never Forget

    Aug 18, 2015
    Everyone who watches this video will be...Alexa or not.
     

  3. Babboonbobo

    Babboonbobo Avatar is back to my favorite things!

    Nov 18, 2014
    No way, no how! Won’t set up my computer monitor camera or my smart tv either!
     
  4. studenygreg

    studenygreg Well-Known Member

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    Jun 27, 2016
    I received a Google home device for free. I gave it away. My phone already listens to me and topic of my random discussions popup while I'm typing in the search bar. These things are evil.

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  5. july19

    july19 Womb? Weary? He rests. He has travelled. Supporting Addict

    Sep 16, 2013
    Personal privacy is a myth; we’re too late.
     
  6. BR549er

    BR549er Well-Known Member

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  7. BR549er

    BR549er Well-Known Member

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    Jul 6, 2018
    In other news, everybody here remember when the left was championing "personal privacy" and using it as a club to gain power?

    Now apparently everybody posts their breakfast cereal and favorite brand of socks on social media.

    No thanks. I choose my curmudgeondry. Smart phones make us dumb.

    As I type this on a smart phone.

    Well, back the the Aluminum Foil Deflector Beanie.
     
  8. TangoWhiskeyFoxtrot

    TangoWhiskeyFoxtrot I do not consent.

    Dec 28, 2017
    I have one of these at my office, mostly because my work (not my employer but the work itself) requires I have some understanding of how this stuff functions.

    As demonstrated in the video, I have noticed that Amazon simply prevents Alexa from answering self-incriminating questions. I also notice that the device sometimes responds to words and questions emitted thru my computer speakers. This isn’t surprising, but I have had it respond to questions asked in videos and conference calls and that can be kind of funny.

    I have also received several of these devices for free - as gifts for attending different tech conferences and vendor events. I have been unable to give them away. No one I know wants them. Even my kids won’t use them. I don’t know how they are so popular.


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  9. Kip

    Kip Sir Kip Esquire

    Apr 12, 2016
  10. boatdoc

    boatdoc Well-Known Member

    Aug 3, 2015
    think NSA as the tip of the iceberg. less electronics=better living. my only tech toys; desktop ,a laptop with the camera covered. flip top phone(I have very little use for phones anyway) and a couple of remotes for the tv/cable box and the garage door
     
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  11. ZoidMeister

    ZoidMeister Consider my signature line before replying . . . .

    Dec 4, 2014
    My kids gave me one for Christmas a couple years ago. I keep it unplugged and in a drawer. It kills me to do that because the oldest daughter thought I hated it as a gift.

    The thought they put into it was awesome. It hurts me to think that in their minds, my rejection of Amazon equated to my rejection of their gift.

    It did come with a really good power supply however. I use that all the time. It charges my phone faster than any other charger I own.
     
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  12. Kip

    Kip Sir Kip Esquire

    Apr 12, 2016
    I talk to myself in the third person when in the house. A lot.
    Confuses all technology.
     
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  13. ZoidMeister

    ZoidMeister Consider my signature line before replying . . . .

    Dec 4, 2014
    Learn a few phrases in Russian and say them when one of those telemarketing robots (Alexa's cousins) call. They will hang up on you and take your number off the list.


    Has anyone tried talking to the Echo in Spanish?
     
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  14. The War Wagon

    The War Wagon Well-Known Member

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    Oct 11, 2018
  15. KTXdm9

    KTXdm9 Well-Known Member

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    Sep 23, 2018
    It's bad enough Amazon knows what I buy through them. I don't need to give them another avenue to spy on me. I got one from a well-meaning relative that sits in its box unused. Been meaning to give it away.
     
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  16. ZoidMeister

    ZoidMeister Consider my signature line before replying . . . .

    Dec 4, 2014

    The power supply makes for a great phone charger. Best USB cable I own too.
     
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  17. xerts1191

    xerts1191 Well-Known Member

    Aug 12, 2017
    Modern technology, yeezous!
     
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  18. azguy1911

    azguy1911 I'm done buying guns, I'm just a bystander now

    Oct 22, 2015
  19. ZoidMeister

    ZoidMeister Consider my signature line before replying . . . .

    Dec 4, 2014
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  20. Capthobo

    Capthobo NRA Endowment member Supporting Addict

    Nov 9, 2016
    I only use Alexa on Amazon prime music. Great in the car when you want to change or request specific music or songs handsfree.
     

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