In video, Alexa goes strangely quiet when asked if it’s connected to the CIA / Boing Boing

#Alexa goes strangely quiet when asked if it's connected to the #CIA  #Wikileaks #IoT

  • Finally, I took control, like attending an AA class for addicts, I […]

    It’s an exciting and treacherous time to be a consumer.

  • And four of the five most valuable companies in the world earn their revenue through products that mine vast quantities of consumer data, creating an unprecedented concentration of corporate power.
  • A recent survey at Consumer Reports showed that 65% of Americans lack confidence their data is private or secure, with most consumers feeling powerless to do anything about it.
  • After that, white hat hackers are called in to crack the same susceptible networks, evaluate their security, and plug the holes in the digital dam, all for a very cool wage.
  • It’s been engineered specifically for smokers.The beauty of The High Knife is that it comes with all the tools you would expect from a Swiss Army Knife—a […]

Alex Wood is an addict but won’t give up his smartphone. But he has five strategies for limiting its control over him: “I used to wake up tired. My body would ache and my head felt sore, like waking up with a hangover. Finally, I took control, like attending an AA class for addicts, I […]

@evankirstel: #Alexa goes strangely quiet when asked if it’s connected to the #CIA #Wikileaks #IoT

It’s an exciting and treacherous time to be a consumer. The benefits of new digital products and services are well documented, but the new risks they introduce are not. Basic security precautions are ignored to hasten time to market. Biased algorithms govern access to fair pricing. And four of the five most valuable companies in the world earn their revenue through products that mine vast quantities of consumer data, creating an unprecedented concentration of corporate power. A recent survey at Consumer Reports showed that 65% of Americans lack confidence their data is private or secure, with most consumers feeling powerless to do anything about it.

In video, Alexa goes strangely quiet when asked if it’s connected to the CIA / Boing Boing

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