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Gratuitous Cloud Shared Spycams with Mic's in Your Bedroom: Now A Reality




> On Apr 29, 2017, at 5:24 PM, juan <juan.g71 at gmail.com> wrote:
> 
> On Sat, 29 Apr 2017 16:59:48 -0400
> John Newman <jnn at synfin.org> wrote:
> 
>> 
>> 
>>> On Apr 27, 2017, at 2:03 AM, juan <juan.g71 at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> 
>>> On Thu, 27 Apr 2017 00:37:40 -0400
>>> grarpamp <grarpamp at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> 
>>>> https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/article/amazon-echo-look-bedroom-camera
>>> 
>>>> Amazon is pitching it
>>>> as an easy way to snap pictures of your outfits to send to your
>>>> friends
>>> 
>>>   I can't believe americans are so fuckingly stupid but then I
>>>   think again, and it makes sense.
>> 
>> of course I agree, but it seems to me this type of "assistant" tech
>> that listens to everything you say and watches everything you do is
>> just going to keep getting more and more popular and pushed more and
>> more by the insatiable corporate maw to fucking gorge on marketable
>> data...
>> 
>> Before it gets to a point where it's hard (or impossible) to escape
>> it would be nice if someone put some serious thought into integrating
>> layers of PKI crypto into this stuff for privacy 
> 
> 
>    I guess you're being sarcastic? =P
> 


Hopeful... sarcastic... not much difference, sadly!!  ;)


>    by the way, vice.com is behind cloudflare and doesn't work at
>    all without JS. I als wasted a few minutes trying a
>    couple of free proxys and they give a blank page too.
> 
>    vice.com, very consistent privacy advocates.
> 
> 
>> (kinda like what
>> they had on Mars in The Quantum Thief). Heh ;)
>> 
>> 
>> 
>>> 
>>> 
>>>> when you're not sure if your outfit is cute, but it's also got
>>>> a built-in app called StyleCheck that is worth some further
>>>> dissection. [...] "All photos and video captured with your Echo
>>>> Look are securely stored in the AWS cloud and locally in the Echo
>>>> Look app until a customer deletes them," a spokesperson for the
>>>> company said. "You can delete the photos or videos associated with
>>>> your account anytime in the Echo Look App." Motherboard also asked
>>>> if Echo Look photos, videos, and the data gleaned from them would
>>>> be sold to third parties; the company did not address that
>>>> question.
>>> 
>> 
>