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Thread started 05/15/18 6:47am

domainator2010

Android (Google) is spying on you!

All Android smartphone users, read this:

http://trak.in/tags/busin...oid-users/

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Reply #1 posted 05/15/18 10:16am

kitbradley

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Please! All smart devices with cameras and/or microphones are spying on us. If you choose to bring any of these gadgets into your home (phones, laptops, tablets, TVs, etc), assume someone is listening to and/or watching you.

"It's not nice to fuck with K.B.! All you haters will see!" - Kitbradley
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Reply #2 posted 05/15/18 11:07am

XxAxX

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we know

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Reply #3 posted 05/16/18 8:01am

daqueria1998

that's crazy eek eek eek

Welcome to "the org", daqueria1998… open your heart, open your mind.
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Reply #4 posted 05/17/18 9:30am

2045RadicalMat
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very vague article. Doesn't mention audio/visual; but I'm certain that capability is there

"Ahhh c'mon, BE A NOSE! " - WALTER PAISLEY
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Reply #5 posted 05/17/18 10:38am

poppys

Even Zuckerberg said he covers the camera at home. Does that piece of tape work? That's my crack security on my laptop.

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Reply #6 posted 05/17/18 10:57am

domainator2010

hey poppys - what happened with u and Linux? ...did you check it out? smile

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Reply #7 posted 05/17/18 11:14am

poppys

domainator2010 said:

hey poppys - what happened with u and Linux? ...did you check it out? smile

do they pay you dom? just saw your new thread.

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Reply #8 posted 05/17/18 11:42pm

domainator2010

poppys said:

domainator2010 said:

hey poppys - what happened with u and Linux? ...did you check it out? smile

do they pay you dom? just saw your new thread.

Sorry - I don't get you....do you mean the Linux people pay me to tell people about it? If so, then NO! smile No one's paying me. I do it because it deserves to be done.

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Reply #9 posted 05/18/18 2:53am

poppys

domainator2010 said:

poppys said:

do they pay you dom? just saw your new thread.

Sorry - I don't get you....do you mean the Linux people pay me to tell people about it? If so, then NO! smile No one's paying me. I do it because it deserves to be done.

alrighty then lol

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Reply #10 posted 05/18/18 6:18am

domainator2010

I don't know why you're laughing, but.... go to THIS site, it'll explain a whole lot of things:

https://www.gnu.org/

[Edited 5/18/18 6:19am]

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Reply #11 posted 05/18/18 6:34am

TD3

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That's why I don't use Android (Google): . You can guarantee irrespective of what Google states in its terms & conditions, they violate those terms as will.

What Google and most tech companies are aware of a lot of people don't want to pay for ANYTHING and most folks only know how to power up, power down, and install whatever applications they want to use, for free. This put tech companies in a plum position to take advantage and abuse people data/privacey.. Even after the Facebook debacle people are carrying on, afraid to think critically think for 10 seconds it may cause brain damage. Most people don't read what they are giving up when the click to Google service agreement. shrug

People who come to visit or stay with me if, they have Android devices or Mircrosft computer, can't access my ISP. They have to either stay on their data plain or bring a hotspot. Using Amazon Firestick, Alexa & Echo devices are foolish.

I pay for email services, I use a DD-WRT Router with a VPN and my HDD/SSD are encrypted. I have a firewall for the router and firewalls for the software and servers connected to my router. Like denominator I'm primary a Linux user.

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Reply #12 posted 05/18/18 6:47am

domainator2010

I wouldn't call it a "plum position" - they're forced into it, cause users won't pay for Anything!!


I don't like what they do, but....I still kinda understand their point of view, y'know....? I mean,..what would YOU do in their place?

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Reply #13 posted 05/25/18 12:31am

maplenpg

poppys said:

Even Zuckerberg said he covers the camera at home. Does that piece of tape work? That's my crack security on my laptop.


My husband works in IT and he says it is increasingly noticeable how many people are covering their cameras with tape. This includes people with very little tech knowledge. Word is getting out.
It never ceases to amaze me how cruel humans can be against fellow humans and animals, especially when in the pursuit of money and power.
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Reply #14 posted 05/25/18 12:33am

maplenpg

TD3 said:

That's why I don't use Android (Google): . You can guarantee irrespective of what Google states in its terms & conditions, they violate those terms as will.




What Google and most tech companies are aware of a lot of people don't want to pay for ANYTHING and most folks only know how to power up, power down, and install whatever applications they want to use, for free. This put tech companies in a plum position to take advantage and abuse people data/privacey.. Even after the Facebook debacle people are carrying on, afraid to think critically think for 10 seconds it may cause brain damage. Most people don't read what they are giving up when the click to Google service agreement. shrug




People who come to visit or stay with me if, they have Android devices or Mircrosft computer, can't access my ISP. They have to either stay on their data plain or bring a hotspot. Using Amazon Firestick, Alexa & Echo devices are foolish.



I pay for email services, I use a DD-WRT Router with a VPN and my HDD/SSD are encrypted. I have a firewall for the router and firewalls for the software and servers connected to my router. Like denominator I'm primary a Linux user.




There was a Panarama programme on in the UK which was particularly damning with regard Alexa, Echo and the like.
It never ceases to amaze me how cruel humans can be against fellow humans and animals, especially when in the pursuit of money and power.
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Reply #15 posted 05/25/18 12:17pm

TD3

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maplenpg said:

TD3 said:

That's why I don't use Android (Google): . You can guarantee irrespective of what Google states in its terms & conditions, they violate those terms as will.

What Google and most tech companies are aware of a lot of people don't want to pay for ANYTHING and most folks only know how to power up, power down, and install whatever applications they want to use, for free. This put tech companies in a plum position to take advantage and abuse people data/privacey.. Even after the Facebook debacle people are carrying on, afraid to think critically think for 10 seconds it may cause brain damage. Most people don't read what they are giving up when the click to Google service agreement. shrug

People who come to visit or stay with me if, they have Android devices or Mircrosft computer, can't access my ISP. They have to either stay on their data plain or bring a hotspot. Using Amazon Firestick, Alexa & Echo devices are foolish.

I pay for email services, I use a DD-WRT Router with a VPN and my HDD/SSD are encrypted. I have a firewall for the router and firewalls for the software and servers connected to my router. Like denominator I'm primary a Linux user.

There was a Panarama programme on in the UK which was particularly damning with regard Alexa, Echo and the like.

Amazon Alexa heard and send private chat... http://www.bbc.com/news/t...y-44248122

As I said neutral

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Reply #16 posted 05/25/18 1:46pm

poppys

TD3 said:

maplenpg said:

TD3 said: There was a Panarama programme on in the UK which was particularly damning with regard Alexa, Echo and the like.

Amazon Alexa heard and send private chat... http://www.bbc.com/news/t...y-44248122

As I said neutral



Yeah, they interviewed the woman on the news today. She said they had Alexa in every room, now she's kicked out of the house. lol The person Alexa sent the eavesdropped conversations to was supposedly chosen randomly, husband's co-worker. How did that happen?

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Reply #17 posted 05/25/18 8:47pm

TD3

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poppys said:



TD3 said:




maplenpg said:


TD3 said: There was a Panarama programme on in the UK which was particularly damning with regard Alexa, Echo and the like.

Amazon Alexa heard and send private chat... http://www.bbc.com/news/t...y-44248122




As I said neutral






Yeah, they interviewed the woman on the news today. She said they had Alexa in every room, now she's kicked out of the house. lol The person Alexa sent the eavesdropped conversations to was supposedly chosen randomly, husband's co-worker. How did that happen?




Alexa, Echo are computers with microphones inside them, I think Alexa has 8 mics.
The Internet of things -the devices that Amazon/ Google- make are ripe for hacking and being compromised. A lot of these devices are being produce with security being an after thought.
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Reply #18 posted 05/26/18 6:30am

domainator2010

So poppys - WHAT FINALLY HAPPENED with u and Linux??

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Reply #19 posted 05/26/18 7:43am

kewlschool

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A lot smart TV's also have camera/mics in them to. All home landline phones can be turned on to listen in your house if someone chose to.

99.9% of everything I say is strictly for my own entertainment
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