It’s not just the Communist Chinese who spy on their people

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  1. jkcerda macrumors 6502a

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    When all 3 of them supposedly support this I reckon there is someone bigger behind closed doors who makes these decisions and people thought China was bad.. Alexa and Google devices in the house are not good either.
     
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    Should be a violation of the 4th and struck down.
     
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    And yet we have them.. Can't be THAT bad can it..

    People talk about this stuff, then then they go and do the total opposite by having them, which basically makes what they thought as less important as a whole..

    If people are really worried about stuff, there is no middle ground.. It's either 'on' or 'off'.. Yey half the time we all get suckered in by convenience taking control... yet again

    (.. and it appears to be doing a great job as well) :)

    We arn't quite as bad as China (yet) with total surveillance with cameras all over the place... at least not as much...

    Most other countries seem to be doing their own 'hidden' methods instead..... Personally, I would be more worried about THAT other: 'hidden method" than ones which are public you can see... Either way, it still equals the same... Just only on a more 'scary' level.
     
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    I’d expect most people don’t have smart speakers and/or that they don’t realise their smart tv etc is spying on them.
     
  6. NT1440 macrumors G5

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    It’s not someone, it’s a class of international oligarchs who run the show. This is what happens when you allow people and corporations to be more powerful and wealthy than nation states.
     
  7. stylinexpat thread starter macrumors 65816

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    If they disabled the 'smarts' (just disconnected from the TV from internet, then it would be ok..) but then you have the problem of a wasted TV that may only get FTA...

    What we're wanting is to 'trust' others not to spy on us while still having the conveniences we all want ..

    That's never gonna happen.. As long as information is valuable, then its gonna be like gold always.
     
  9. LovingTeddy macrumors 68000

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    Oh well... We are already been tracked pretty much 24/7... We have a mobile GPS in our pocket all the time and it sends information about you regardless about your consent. Talking about connected everything these day, soon government will not only knows where you about, how much time you spend on each location, what did you do at each location.. government will know you room temperature, when you turned on your light... Where you drove and how fast you drove, etc... We might just get use to these kind of thing and think twice about things we gonna do.

    P.S. Chinese are overwhelmingly supportive about surveillance cameras being installed everywhere... Because it helps police solve crimes and deter crime happening. Double edged sword, depends on which side you choose
     
  10. vrDrew macrumors 65816

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    It's not just the Communist Chinese, it's cybercriminals who exploit a flaw in older routers to attack Windows PCs.

    Yeah: You can make all sorts of complaints about our political leaders, about the US Government, or about specific intelligence agencies. But this really isn't about the NSA or warrantless surveillance. It's about the fundamental vulnerability of pretty much all connected electronic devices to hacking by cybercriminals.


    Don't blame Bush/Obama/Trump - blame our own misguided faith in the wonders of electronic communications.
     
  11. Eraserhead macrumors G4

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    You can use Apple TV with it.
     

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