Forums Forums - Off Topic Forum FUN




Go Back   Forums Forums - Off Topic Forum FUN > Off Topic Forums > Computers, Cell Phones & Electronics Forum

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
  #1  
Old 01-08-2020, 08:46 AM
Bamby's Avatar
Bamby Bamby is offline
Silver Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Near Wheeling W.V.
Posts: 4,322
Thanks: 1,038
Thanked 7,460 Times in 2,406 Posts
Bamby will become famous soon enough
Style: T66_BiggerFont
Default Amazon Elexa and Similarities....

My neighbors who actually are pretty private people have gone and picked up an additional 4 units over Christmas. They now have snoop capability wide open throughout their whole house including bedrooms.

Am I the only oddball out that I can't find comfort in the fact that everything about my life may be recorded in a hard drive somewhere for someone else to utilize as they see fit.
__________________
We could produce all our needs, yet they'd be found to expensive.
Businesses close simply because they can't compete with import prices.
Priced high enough to cover costs and make a living,
our products are simply to expensive to market.
Reply With Quote
The Following 4 Users Say Thank You to Bamby For This Useful Post:
Doc  (01-08-2020), Jim_S  (01-08-2020), Melensdad  (01-08-2020), mla2ofus (01-08-2020)
  #2  
Old 01-08-2020, 09:37 AM
pirate_girl's Avatar
pirate_girl pirate_girl is offline
Poster Extraordinaire
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: NW Ohio
Posts: 49,103
Thanks: 12,864
Thanked 39,687 Times in 12,429 Posts
pirate_girl is on a distinguished road
Default Re: Amazon Elexa and Similarities....

I wouldn't even want one of those.

Here's an interesting article.

https://www.rt.com/news/447100-alexa...ghbor-germany/
__________________
Mother Superior Nana Patriot Nurse
Reply With Quote
The Following 3 Users Say Thank You to pirate_girl For This Useful Post:
Doc  (01-08-2020), Jim_S  (01-08-2020), mla2ofus (01-08-2020)
  #3  
Old 01-08-2020, 10:28 AM
mla2ofus mla2ofus is offline
Silver Member
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: SE Idaho
Posts: 4,891
Thanks: 19,901
Thanked 7,551 Times in 2,826 Posts
mla2ofus is on a distinguished road
Default Re: Amazon Elexa and Similarities....

The remote for my firestyk has an alexa option and I wonder If I should pull the batts when not in use. Of course the worst thing said is one or both of us trashing dims, LOL!!
__________________
Ol' Stonebreaker
Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to mla2ofus For This Useful Post:
Doc  (01-08-2020), Jim_S  (01-08-2020)
  #4  
Old 01-08-2020, 10:56 AM
Doc's Avatar
Doc Doc is offline
Forum Admin

 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Ohio, USA
Posts: 36,361
Thanks: 35,760
Thanked 26,798 Times in 9,147 Posts
Doc will become famous soon enoughDoc will become famous soon enough
Default Re: Amazon Elexa and Similarities....

Nope you are not the only one. I will never have Alexa or anything like it in my house. I do have smart TV's. One of them is hooked to my wifi so .... if spectrum wants to spy on me I guess they can. Sure it would be very very very boring but still invading one's privacy unbeknownst to them is wrong in so many ways. I hope it is not going on but how can I be sure?
__________________
Scott me up Beamy.

Other Fun Forums:

Net Tractor and RTV Talk + Net Cooking Talk
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Doc For This Useful Post:
Jim_S  (01-08-2020)
  #5  
Old 01-08-2020, 11:26 AM
Melensdad's Avatar
Melensdad Melensdad is offline
Jerk in a Hawaiian Shirt

 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Indiana
Posts: 36,494
Thanks: 2,808
Thanked 11,635 Times in 4,521 Posts
Melensdad has a spectacular aura aboutMelensdad has a spectacular aura about
Default Re: Amazon Elexa and Similarities....

No Alexa, Nest or Google Assistant type devices in my home.
__________________

"We are fast approaching the stage of the ultimate inversion:
the stage where the government is free to do anything it pleases,
while the citizens may act only by permission; which is the stage
of the darkest periods of human history, the stage of rule by brute force."
- Ayn Rand
Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to Melensdad For This Useful Post:
Doc  (01-08-2020), Jim_S  (01-08-2020)
  #6  
Old 01-08-2020, 12:14 PM
bczoom bczoom is offline
Super Moderator

 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 16,566
Thanks: 1,873
Thanked 2,577 Times in 1,132 Posts
bczoom will become famous soon enoughbczoom will become famous soon enough
Style: T66
Default Re: Amazon Elexa and Similarities....

I have Alexa on one of my smart TV's. Part of the setup or settings allows me to enable or disable Alexa. I obviously have it disabled as well as all "sharing" settings.
__________________
If you didn't hear it with your own ears or see it with your own eyes, don't invent it with your small mind and share it with your big mouth.
Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to bczoom For This Useful Post:
Doc  (01-08-2020), Jim_S  (01-08-2020)
  #7  
Old 01-15-2020, 01:26 PM
jwstewar's Avatar
jwstewar jwstewar is offline
Bronze Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: South Central Ohio
Posts: 1,396
Thanks: 61
Thanked 230 Times in 122 Posts
jwstewar is on a distinguished road
Default Re: Amazon Elexa and Similarities....

We have several of the Echos sitting around the house. If they want to spy on us and listen to what goat is in heat or who is do when, so be it. They have a pretty boring life. I like being able to turn lights on or off by voice.
__________________
Jim
http://facebook.com/floweringgoatfarm

Revelations 22:12 And, behold, I come quickly; and my reward is with me, to give every man according as his work shall be.
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to jwstewar For This Useful Post:
Doc  (01-15-2020)
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
The Amazon Effect... Bamby Open Forum 1 11-07-2013 07:05 AM
Name 3 similarities NorthernRedneck Photos, Cartoons & Videos Forum 10 11-19-2010 07:48 PM
Similarities? muleman Political Debate Forum 3 11-11-2010 04:46 PM
A bit of the Amazon in PA Big Dog Pets, Livestock and Wild Animals Forum 5 07-11-2010 12:30 PM





All times are GMT -4. The time now is 09:51 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.9
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright 2002 - 2020 www.ForumsForums.com