Originally Posted by sthompson
When you say that it's primary function is to be a data collection service for the intelligence agencies, you lose all credibility.
If you're that concerned that our intelligence agencies give 2 cents about what you have to say/think, why are you using a computer, own a phone, possibly own a smart tv, etc? Hell they could be parked outside your door using a laser microphone to listen in on you. For some reason I think they aren't going to waste their time and money on you or me for that matter.
The verbiage and tenor of your post shows me you may have lost the ability to think deeply or critically about things.
Blindly accepting what you're told isn't thinking.
Can you tell me why you believe that Alexa is Not
a danger to personal privacy??...and why do you hold such a cavalier attitude towards protecting personal privacy.You talk as though there's nothing to be concerned about and anybody who does take their privacy seriously must be wearing a tin-foil hat.
As far as i can tell,You are the one wearing the tin-foil hat.I think you may be suffering from normalcy bias.
But go ahead,believe what you will...makes no diff to me,but you're blind if you can't understand the nefarious potential for privacy abuses that Alexa represents.
And yes,intell agencies are interested in what you and i and everybody else say and think and do.But you'll Never figure out why in a million years.
Wanna know why you'll never figure it out??....it's cuz you aren't thinking deeply or critically.Just accept what yer told,take the blue pill,lay down,go back to sleep.When you wake up everything will be *NORMAL*.
BTW,Agents sitting outside people's homes wearing dark sunglasses and black suit and tie,trying to look inconspicuous isn't how it's done anymore,that was their 1950's/60's/70'S MO,now it's all done using high tech means.Most info is gathered and collated by super computers(quantum computers),not individual agents crouching by a mic in a dark corner somewhere.I don't own a cell phone nor a "smart" tv.I also don't have a"smart"meter on my house or"smart"refrigerator or"smart"washing machine.My laptop is basic,no camera,but it does have speakers.