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p220sigman

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Posted: 06/10/21 11:57am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Comcast/Xfinity has done this for a while if you are using their gateway (modum/router combo). I turned it off as soon as they announced it and checked back a few times to make sure it didn't get turned back on when they do "updates"

I won't even consider something like Echo or Alexis. I'm not a tech wizard either, but it seems to me if all you have to do is say its name and ask a question for it to respond, it is listening all the time and you have no way of knowing who else may be listening too.

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And you have no way of knowing if the Amazon devices have an internal frequency or method of connecting that is only discoverable by other Amazon devices. Lets face it - they are a behemoth and could easily invest millions of dollars into surreptitious technology. We already know they have with the listening devices.

Remember - Amazon never said anything about this. They were SILENT. It was exposed by someone else.

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Posted: 06/10/21 06:19pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

The Amazon devices don’t broadcast wifi the way Comcast and Spectrum do with their wifi units placed on customer sites. The Amazon devices only communicate with each other and share available wifi among themselves.

But I won’t have any of them in my house. Just say’in…

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Today is the day unless you opt out and .. Well. I won't discuss my opinion of how effective that will be.. I have opted out by a very effective method. Don't have any Amazon devices here. No RING no Alexia no Smart TV No _____.

1984 (Book by George Orwell and movie based on the book) The government put cameras and microphones everywhere to spy on the people.

2021 the government is not doing that.... No they are letting you the person buy your own cameras and microphones..> Want to bet they will not spy on you?

And that's all I have? (Well actually they have already subpoenaed alexia)


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My wife is In long term health care, Before Covid19 came along, I put an "Echo Show 8", next to her bed, it is connected to the care facility Wi-Fi network, she can call my phone just by speaking "Alexa call George" and we have a video call, that has been a real blessing, during the Covid No visit crisis, I have Alexa Show, on this tablet, and I can have Video-communication VIA THE INTERNET with her anytime I want. Her Echo Show, let's her play Her Choice of music, or watch movies, get sports news etc..all via voice commands, a necessity at this time, Amazon music, Amazon Prime video, even rental movies billed to my Amazon account if she wants to watch something special
The sidewalk item is NoT in my device or account settings to be enabled or disabled, I will disable it if/when it shows up,
I started getting update notifications for Alexa, saying update for new features available,
I just clear it away, I will keep doing this , these New Features could be sidewalk and it's Wi-Fi data share, I do not want to join into that situation, I use cellular data, AT&T and Verizon, not cable or fiber optic,

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I never shop on Amazon anymore,bought something one time only and few months later they charged me 90$ for an acount !
Had CC company fix that real quick,Jeff Bozos is a slime

Worlds richest man gets goverment handout

https://youtu.be/t_isS8BVt8s

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