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Sinbad

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As a lover of Technology one of the first things I recently purchased was the New Amazon Echo.

Naturally as usual Ireland is always the last country to ever get this tech and I had to use a UK postal address to get it over here and even then all the features are not available in Ireland.

With all that said it is a fantastic piece of equipment that works well once the damn thing understands the Irish accent!

One thing I did not know was that it records your voice and conversations all the TIME! It also sends this information back to Amazon.

Where are we going with all this technology?

 

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Facebook, Google, Amazon, etc. all work on a business model of spying on their customers and then selling on the collected data on you to other corporations. It's called "data mining." Facebook is building a massive new spy center (oh sorry, data mining center) in Blanchardstown. It will be beyond the wildest dreams of the Stasi or the KGB - but our Irish gombeens are over the moon to have attracted Facebook to Ireland to set it up here.
 

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If you're worried about privacy, Mr. Bezos, Then why don't you shut down your company's efforts to build a better surveillance state?

IF BEZOS WERE the political victim of surveillance state abuses, it would be scandalous and dangerous. It would also be deeply ironic.

That’s because Amazon, the company that has made Bezos the planet’s richest human being, is a critical partner for the U.S. Government in building an ever-more invasive, militarized and sprawling surveillance state. Indeed, one of the largest components of Amazon’s business, and thus one of the most important sources of Bezos’ vast wealth and power, is working with the Pentagon and the NSA to empower the U.S. Government with more potent and more sophisticated weapons, including surveillance weapons.

In December, 2017, Amazon boasted that it had perfected new face-recognition software for crowds, which it called Rekognition. It explained that the product is intended, in large part, for use by governments and police forces around the world. The ACLU quickly warned that the product is “dangerous” and that Amazon “is actively helping governments deploy it.”

“Powered by artificial intelligence,” wrote the ACLU, “Rekognition can identify, track, and analyze people in real time and recognize up to 100 people in a single image. It can quickly scan information it collects against databases featuring tens of millions of faces.” The group warned: “Amazon’s Rekognition raises profound civil liberties and civil rights concerns.” In a separate advisory, the ACLU said of this face-recognition software that Amazon’s “marketing materials read like a user manual for the type of authoritarian surveillance you can currently see in China.”

It's more than a little ridiculous to cry about your privacy being violated when you are literally building the system for permanently eliminating everyone's privacy.
 

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As a lover of Technology one of the first things I recently purchased was the New Amazon Echo.

Naturally as usual Ireland is always the last country to ever get this tech and I had to use a UK postal address to get it over here and even then all the features are not available in Ireland.

With all that said it is a fantastic piece of equipment that works well once the damn thing understands the Irish accent!

One thing I did not know was that it records your voice and conversations all the TIME! It also sends this information back to Amazon.

Where are we going with all this technology?

"Echo tourettes" has become quite the new social phenomenon! Lol upside

Whenever you enter a friends house you cough "alexa buy 1000 toilet rolls" or something similar!

They soon learn to unplug the thing so you can chat in privacy!!

Well that or else this echo buying silly person no longer invites you to visit! Win win!
 

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"Echo tourettes" has become quite the new social phenomenon! Lol upside

Whenever you enter a friends house you cough "alexa buy 1000 toilet rolls" or something similar!

They soon learn to unplug the thing so you can chat in privacy!!

Well that or else this echo buying silly person no longer invites you to visit! Win win!

LOl. that's a great idea 👽
 
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