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offline umbroman3 from United Kingdom on 2020-07-01 18:27 [#02604603]
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Practically a Chinese Trojan horse that people stick on
their phones to spread stupid videos... never used it, never
will. Discuss.


 

offline Hyperflake from Wirral (United Kingdom) on 2020-07-01 18:36 [#02604604]
Points: 27788 Status: Regular | Followup to umbroman3: #02604603



Yeah never used it, its like their version of the amazon
echo


 

offline Hyperflake from Wirral (United Kingdom) on 2020-07-01 18:37 [#02604605]
Points: 27788 Status: Regular



Its weird how everyone is putting surveillance devices in
their own homes so willingly, i guess alot of it is
ignorance, i know im not on the ball as much as i should be


 

offline Hyperflake from Wirral (United Kingdom) on 2020-07-01 18:40 [#02604606]
Points: 27788 Status: Regular



If you combine something like Amazon echo with strong AI its
a much scarier and complete idea of potential
totalitarianism than Orwell envisaged


 

offline Portnoy on 2020-07-01 18:53 [#02604608]
Points: 1403 Status: Lurker



yeah I don't trust these "assistants" - they're so slow and
useless anyway, I can search with my fingers much faster
than it takes them to process my voice and then give me the
result. Perhaps if I was disabled, I might reconsider a
voice assistant.

I think it's strange I could be having a conversation about,
craving a whopper for example, and next I know there's a BK
ad in my browser. They're already listening without our
consent, almost sure of it. Too many happy accidents like
this. *carefully corrects tin-foil hat*


 

online belb from mmmmmmhhhhzzzz!!! on 2020-07-01 18:56 [#02604609]
Points: 5587 Status: Lurker



dank cat memes, yes plz

(nah i don't use it either)


 

offline Hyperflake from Wirral (United Kingdom) on 2020-07-01 19:02 [#02604611]
Points: 27788 Status: Regular | Followup to Portnoy: #02604608



The novelty soon wears off, i know people who have them, but
they are rarely on


 

offline Hyperflake from Wirral (United Kingdom) on 2020-07-01 19:08 [#02604615]
Points: 27788 Status: Regular | Followup to Portnoy: #02604608



Yeah if the CIA dont have a back door into all of amazons
collated customer data, gathered permissibly or not, id be
amazed


 

offline EpicMegatrax from Greatest Hits on 2020-07-01 23:23 [#02604641]
Points: 16029 Status: Addict | Followup to Hyperflake: #02604605



dumb assistant

yeah, i've never wanted one these shits.... but i do have to
give alexa credit, there have been some moments.

back in the day, lewis had an alexa. one of his other
buddies was over and messing with it, saying all sorts of
filthy things to alexa. hey alexa! suck my dick

...and alexa promptly begins playing rudeboy by zed's
dead at high volume

another time, it was like 2am, and roommates and i were
crashed on the couch, some chatting, mostly fussing on
phones... and alexa activates during a moment of sheer
silence, begins to play some spooky music... later we looked
it up in the logs to see what triggered it and nothing was
there

i will use voice recognition to yell texts when i'm driving
and can't type, but that's about as much as i want it in my
life


 

offline hevquip from megagram dusk sect (United States) on 2020-07-02 00:12 [#02604642]
Points: 3122 Status: Regular



i have boycotted most technology & big tech, at this point
it is all government controlled data harvesting schemes and
a way to create the means for turning you into an algorithm
for artificial intelligence to analyze, predict, recreate,
and replace. i strongly believe while you are
reading/watching media on your phone, the camera is
monitoring your reactions and putting a face to the content
you look up & absorb and how you feel about it. the new
phone i bought yesterday can be unlocked with a fingerprint
or facial recognition and has an entire section devoted to
biometric features in the settings. no thanks.


 

offline hevquip from megagram dusk sect (United States) on 2020-07-02 00:22 [#02604643]
Points: 3122 Status: Regular



i have a coworker who will pull out his phone while we're
having a conversation because siri is talking back to him.
at some point one of us will have said something that siri
mistook as a command and she's trying to repeat it back. and
even though it's funny in nature because his phone is buried
in his pocket and we weren't actually talking to siri, so
whatever she repeats back has been completely misheard and
is always a weird garbled mess...he doesn't understand that
his phone is always listening. like he doesn't understand
that if his phone isn't always listening, then how can it
listen for it's name? how can it hear it's name? it has to
be listening all the time for it to be able to hear it's
name. i actually might have to stop sharing about more
'controversial' opinions around him at work even though
that's the majority of what we discuss.


 

offline EpicMegatrax from Greatest Hits on 2020-07-02 00:35 [#02604644]
Points: 16029 Status: Addict



i remember i went to buy weed in 2011 or something and my
guy had just gotten an xbox kinect with its three cameras
and stereo microphones and i remember just thinking: is this
shit watching me buy weed?


 

offline hevquip from megagram dusk sect (United States) on 2020-07-02 00:52 [#02604646]
Points: 3122 Status: Regular



bill gates wants ur hook up, bro

kinda weird where we may live in a society when that's less
dangerous than saying certain things in front of said
devices


 

offline EpicMegatrax from Greatest Hits on 2020-07-02 00:56 [#02604647]
Points: 16029 Status: Addict



yeah, but that was also 2011, before it was legal


 

offline EpicMegatrax from Greatest Hits on 2020-07-02 00:58 [#02604648]
Points: 16029 Status: Addict



lewis destroyed his alexa by taking it apart, trying to put
in a switch for the microphone. it was for the best


 

offline steve mcqueen from caerdydd (United Kingdom) on 2020-07-02 21:20 [#02604744]
Points: 4707 Status: Regular



* It collects every bit of data it can. (Far more than
Facebook, Reddit, Instagram, Twitter apps)
* It is obfuscated with OLLVM.
* App changes behaviour if it thinks it's being analysed.
* It has provisions for downloading a .zip and running an
executable from it.
* It wasn't using HTTPS for a long time (MITM attacks until
a few months ago provided emails, etc. etc., anything in
their REST API)

And you watch the general tone of media coverage of India
banning it as like 'lol they weird'.


 

offline steve mcqueen from caerdydd (United Kingdom) on 2020-07-02 21:24 [#02604745]
Points: 4707 Status: Regular



Anyway watchout everyone Umbroman is a chinese agent!!!


 

offline steve mcqueen from caerdydd (United Kingdom) on 2020-07-02 21:27 [#02604746]
Points: 4707 Status: Regular



Fuck Android, fuck iOS... you must be crazy if you agree to
the ToS on those fucking things


 

offline steve mcqueen from caerdydd (United Kingdom) on 2020-07-02 21:28 [#02604747]
Points: 4707 Status: Regular



Also, Zoom.


 

offline mohamed from the turtle business on 2020-07-02 21:32 [#02604748]
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what up with zoom?


 

offline steve mcqueen from caerdydd (United Kingdom) on 2020-07-02 21:36 [#02604749]
Points: 4707 Status: Regular



It's basically malware
and also, where the fuck was it a year ago? Everyone is
acting like they always used it but afaics it was released
last Christmas along with COVID-19 so that we'd all stay at
home and funnel all our conversations thru Chinese servers


 

offline steve mcqueen from caerdydd (United Kingdom) on 2020-07-02 21:38 [#02604750]
Points: 4707 Status: Regular



alright i know the wikipedia page says different, but no
fucker used it before corona-panic... very convenient


 

offline Hyperflake from Wirral (United Kingdom) on 2020-07-02 21:47 [#02604751]
Points: 27788 Status: Regular | Followup to steve mcqueen: #02604749



double christmas present


 

offline EpicMegatrax from Greatest Hits on 2020-07-02 22:18 [#02604754]
Points: 16029 Status: Addict



zoom


 

offline steve mcqueen from caerdydd (United Kingdom) on 2020-07-02 22:23 [#02604756]
Points: 4707 Status: Regular



i get fairly frantic when i contemplate this stuff, tbh


 

offline Cliff Glitchard from DEEP DOWN INSIDE on 2020-07-02 23:02 [#02604766]
Points: 4080 Status: Regular



Seems like a great platform to ruin your own career
on


 

offline hevquip from megagram dusk sect (United States) on 2020-07-02 23:30 [#02604774]
Points: 3122 Status: Regular



well steve, you've touched on something i brought up the
other day, where information will be stored digitally and
our future generations will learn from tablets and when they
begin to question what they're told, the information will
begin to change itself to match a narrative. the pages they
haven't read yet will reshape themselves to say something
different. the pages they have read will reshape themselves
to gaslight individuals into not believing what they read in
the first place. it's not like books, where what is written
is written and it either holds true or becomes outdated and
revised for the next edition. no the history & narratives
will be written & rewritten real time and no one will be the
wiser.


 

offline steve mcqueen from caerdydd (United Kingdom) on 2020-07-02 23:32 [#02604775]
Points: 4707 Status: Regular



blockchain


 

offline EpicMegatrax from Greatest Hits on 2020-07-02 23:33 [#02604776]
Points: 16029 Status: Addict



like in ghost in the shell when the major goes to check her
offline cold storage widget at the lesbian enclave; you can
see her copy of the laughing man incident doesn't have as
much hacked crap in it


 

offline EpicMegatrax from Greatest Hits on 2020-07-02 23:35 [#02604777]
Points: 16029 Status: Addict



so how is hooters doing with their blockchain venture? i
remember that in the news months back, but never actually
searched to see wtf it was on about


 

offline steve mcqueen from caerdydd (United Kingdom) on 2020-07-02 23:35 [#02604778]
Points: 4707 Status: Regular



srs man, it's basically what it's made for, i don't mean
like bitcoin or a specific version of it, but it's the best
thing going where nothing can be edited, deleted etc.


 

offline EpicMegatrax from Greatest Hits on 2020-07-02 23:37 [#02604779]
Points: 16029 Status: Addict



yeah it's a nice technology, public ledger, quite useful.
but it's always fun to watch tech bubbles generate chaos
like that


 

offline steve mcqueen from caerdydd (United Kingdom) on 2020-07-02 23:42 [#02604780]
Points: 4707 Status: Regular



>>> so how is hooters doing with their blockchain venture?
lol, this is 2017, tell some guy to change his middle name
to 'OnChain'


 

offline steve mcqueen from caerdydd (United Kingdom) on 2020-07-02 23:43 [#02604781]
Points: 4707 Status: Regular



>>> always fun to watch tech bubbles generate chaos like
that
it was fucking ridiculous, i wonder what the next one will
be :)



 

offline EpicMegatrax from Greatest Hits on 2020-07-02 23:51 [#02604783]
Points: 16029 Status: Addict



do you remember whoopi goldberg's flooz? it's so
weird to look back on that now with bitcoin and blockchain

first dot com bubble was a nice ride. i made ten email
address on the email server i ran off my cable modem, ten
accounts, and for this, a now obviously defunct startup
called asimba.com sends me a free polar fleece. it has held
up amazingly; it blows my mind i got this thing twenty years
ago with fake email addresses and i still use it


 

offline hevquip from megagram dusk sect (United States) on 2020-07-03 00:40 [#02604793]
Points: 3122 Status: Regular



we need to decentralize the internet. we need to create
multiple internets, pirate internets.


 

offline EpicMegatrax from Greatest Hits on 2020-07-03 01:51 [#02604796]
Points: 16029 Status: Addict



i'm just waiting for some trendy twat to very seriously talk
about creating an off the grid internet, like a co-op


 

offline EpicMegatrax from Greatest Hits on 2020-07-03 01:53 [#02604797]
Points: 16029 Status: Addict



the real answer is to learn about about technology,
encryption, stay away from free services (because you are
the product), take control of as much of it as you can
stand. people whining about censorship on twitter, well,
hello, there's still a giant internet and you can still put
up a web page or some shit. jesus crap. i don't see why this
is so hard


 

offline Portnoy on 2020-07-03 11:39 [#02604800]
Points: 1403 Status: Lurker



was going to mention zoom. people got hacked to shit while
using it. Not very secure apparently. And yes run by the
Chinese overlords. They banned pro democracy Taiwanese and
HK peeps, even though the ceo is in America, his heart is
with the CCP, no doubt. Fuck Zoom. Wish my wife would
uninstall that shit.

@Papillon so if u don't have iOS or android, what are you
using, Symbian or sth? maybe you just admitted to being
crazy.


 

offline Portnoy on 2020-07-03 11:43 [#02604801]
Points: 1403 Status: Lurker



we have Xiaomi lights and a Xiaomi robo vacuum. The robot
knows the layout of our apartment..Im however willingly
giving that data so that it can clean and we can chill. I'm
a hypocrite.. minimise your hypocrisy that's the best you
can do.


 

offline mohamed from the turtle business on 2020-07-03 12:26 [#02604803]
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i uninstalled zoom


 


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