Amazon`s project G gets go ahead for Dublin


PI Member
Oct 30, 2015
Alexa has been playing Stasi since her inception:
Would you let a stranger eavesdrop in your home and keep the recordings? For most people, the answer is, "Are you crazy?"

Yet that's essentially what Amazon has been doing to millions of us with its assistant Alexa in microphone-equipped Echo speakers. And it's hardly alone: Bugging our homes is Silicon Valley's next frontier.

Many smart-speaker owners don't realize it, but Amazon keeps a copy of everything Alexa records after it hears its name. Apple's Siri, and until recently Google's Assistant, by default also keep recordings to help train their artificial intelligences.

So come with me on an unwelcome walk down memory lane. I listened to four years of my Alexa archive and found thousands of fragments of my life: spaghetti-timer requests, joking houseguests and random snippets of "Downton Abbey." There were even sensitive conversations that somehow triggered Alexa's "wake word" to start recording, including my family discussing medication and a friend conducting a business deal.
But don't worry. They totally mean well and would NEVER deplatform you simply because they have you on record committing crimethink.


PI Member
Aug 3, 2018
Was Leo Falling Over Himself to Plant them Here..........., but the COST LONG-Term is Way higher.
yes but Leo The Limp is not in it for the long term .2 or 3 more terms as a TD will set him up with a great pension and he will never have to bother practice as a doctor.A politico only plans for the present term as a TD and at longest term s/he/it plans is this term and the next election.At most 5-7 years into the future but no planning for long term or the next generation coming.It is only short-termism and Mé Féinism all the way.
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