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Alexa...... get out!

This is a discussion on Alexa...... get out! within the General Prepper and Survival Talk forums, part of the Survivalist, Prepper, Bushcrafter, Forest Rangers category; Yeeaaa, no, I don't need one of these eavesdropping devices in my home. I am intelligent enough to turn on a light via a switch....

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    Yeeaaa, no, I don't need one of these eavesdropping devices in my home.
    I am intelligent enough to turn on a light via a switch.
    I'll be done when I'm finished, if that's not fast enough, take a number please.

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    If you have a phone connected to the internet you are F'd! It doesn't matter everything is tracking you. Every app that you download owns you.

    At one point I had a flashlight app that would spontaneously turn on. It was searching for video after I looked it up. The app came with my phone!! We live in a time where it's all or nothing. You either have apps and a smart phone or you don't. Don't be surprised when they know where you took your last shat!!



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    Quote Originally Posted by Mish View Post
    If you have a phone connected to the internet you are F'd! It doesn't matter everything is tracking you. Every app that you download owns you.

    At one point I had a flashlight app that would spontaneously turn on. It was searching for video after I looked it up. The app came with my phone!! We live in a time where it's all or nothing. You either have apps and a smart phone or you don't. Don't be surprised when they know where you took your last shat!!



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    So why did you download those apps? Need to do $#!t besides make a call?

    Phones are worst. I've got a "dumb phone". It gets turned on when I make a call. Then it is off. Not sure if it still sends GPS? It don't drain the batts........

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sasquatch View Post
    But an Alexa only listens when it is prompted to. Could they flip a switch back at HQ and listen in without you knowing? Yes, most likely. But so could your cellphone provider/maker. I say same thing.
    Not if my phone is off all the time.....besides making a call.

    But I've still got a "dumb phone", lucky me!

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    I'm going to tell you I have 5 Alexa's all through my house and shop. I love having them they are a tool just like anything else nowadays. If you think your cell phone is benign or the Laptop or Smart TV. You are just fooling yourself. If it has digital two way communication it probably has the ability to spy on you and there is nothing you can do about it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by modfan View Post
    I'm going to tell you I have 5 Alexa's all through my house and shop. I love having them they are a tool just like anything else nowadays. If you think your cell phone is benign or the Laptop or Smart TV. You are just fooling yourself. If it has digital two way communication it probably has the ability to spy on you and there is nothing you can do about it.
    I doubt it. Unless you are stupid and leave the barn door open.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mad Trapper View Post
    So why did you download those apps? Need to do $#!t besides make a call?

    Phones are worst. I've got a "dumb phone". It gets turned on when I make a call. Then it is off. Not sure if it still sends GPS? It don't drain the batts........
    I've sold my soul to the devil. I know what I did. There are a lot of stupid people out there that have no idea.

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    I have Siri. Looks like it works the same way.
    https://www.imore.com/siri
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    If the gubmint or anyone else is listening to me from my Alexa they must be pretty bored. Since I live alone I don't do a lot of talking.

    I suppose if they REALLY wanted to know what I buy online and keep track of it they could just follow my computer habits. Good thing none of you have one of those pesky computers.
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