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« Reply #285 on: May 05, 2018, 10:07:15 pm »

Business as usual for Pruitt.  Following his mentor's lead - Trump.




No actually, Pruitt has been captaining the #douchecanoe well before he hooked up with Drumpf.
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« Reply #286 on: May 06, 2018, 06:29:26 am »

No actually, Pruitt has been captaining the #douchecanoe well before he hooked up with Drumpf.


Yeah...there is that..!


Seems like he has enhanced his techniques some, though.  As if expecting 'cover' from the Big Cheese (Cheeto?)
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« Reply #287 on: May 22, 2018, 12:56:01 pm »

Off the beaten path but




SEATTLE — The American Civil Liberties Union and other privacy activists are asking Amazon to stop marketing a powerful facial recognition tool to police, saying law enforcement agencies could use the technology to "easily build a system to automate the identification and tracking of anyone."
Amazon Web Services did not answer emailed questions about how many law enforcement agencies are using Rekognition, but in a written statement the company said it requires all of its customers to comply with the law and to be responsible in the use of its products.


Just like gunmakers.

http://www.tulsaworld.com/business/aclu-amazon-shouldn-t-sell-face-recognition-tech-to-police/article_e2dde6ba-e0a3-54cf-b5cf-3f01a24ba7d8.html
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« Reply #288 on: May 22, 2018, 02:07:05 pm »



Just like gunmakers.

What?   No automakers?   Shouldn't Ford be responsible when someone drinks and drives?
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« Reply #289 on: May 22, 2018, 05:44:46 pm »

Wasn't some professional athlete killed when he drove his Porsche into a wall at 120 mph? This was on a city street and his car was not equipped with tires capable of sustaining the speed. One failed, causing the crash. His family sued Porsche and it was settled for an undisclosed sum, if I remember right.

So while the athlete did something both illegal and dangerous, putting himself and others in danger, Porsche still ended up paying.

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« Reply #290 on: May 22, 2018, 06:14:29 pm »

Off the beaten path but




SEATTLE — The American Civil Liberties Union and other privacy activists are asking Amazon to stop marketing a powerful facial recognition tool to police, saying law enforcement agencies could use the technology to "easily build a system to automate the identification and tracking of anyone."
Amazon Web Services did not answer emailed questions about how many law enforcement agencies are using Rekognition, but in a written statement the company said it requires all of its customers to comply with the law and to be responsible in the use of its products.


Just like gunmakers.

http://www.tulsaworld.com/business/aclu-amazon-shouldn-t-sell-face-recognition-tech-to-police/article_e2dde6ba-e0a3-54cf-b5cf-3f01a24ba7d8.html

Is the beaten path bumpy...Like speed humps....Huh
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« Reply #291 on: May 22, 2018, 09:38:13 pm »

What?   No automakers?   Shouldn't Ford be responsible when someone drinks and drives?

Sure makes you want to buy an Amazon Echo.
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« Reply #292 on: May 23, 2018, 05:28:16 am »

Sure makes you want to buy an Amazon Echo.

Does an "Echo" understand the word "Speedhump"....Huh
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« Reply #293 on: May 24, 2018, 02:15:50 pm »

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SEATTLE — The American Civil Liberties Union and other privacy activists are asking Amazon to stop marketing a powerful facial recognition tool to police, saying law enforcement agencies could use the technology to "easily build a system to automate the identification and tracking of anyone."
Amazon Web Services did not answer emailed questions about how many law enforcement agencies are using Rekognition, but in a written statement the company said it requires all of its customers to comply with the law and to be responsible in the use of its products.



Amazon confirms that Echo device secretly shared user’s private audio
https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2018/05/amazon-confirms-that-echo-device-secretly-shared-users-private-audio/

Just another item for sale.
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« Reply #294 on: May 24, 2018, 08:33:07 pm »

Amazon confirms that Echo device secretly shared user’s private audio
https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2018/05/amazon-confirms-that-echo-device-secretly-shared-users-private-audio/

Just another item for sale.

Wow ARS, sensationalize much?

Let's go into hysterics because someone buttdialed someone

From the article
`Echo woke up due to a word in background conversation sounding like "Alexa." Then, the subsequent conversation was heard as a "send message" request. At which point, Alexa said out loud "To whom?" At which point, the background conversation was interpreted as a name in the customers contact list. Alexa then asked out loud, "[contact name], right?" Alexa then interpreted background conversation as "right." As unlikely as this string of events is, we are evaluating options to make this case even less likely`
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« Reply #295 on: May 24, 2018, 10:12:46 pm »

Wow ARS, sensationalize much?

Let's go into hysterics because someone buttdialed someone

From the article
`Echo woke up due to a word in background conversation sounding like "Alexa." Then, the subsequent conversation was heard as a "send message" request. At which point, Alexa said out loud "To whom?" At which point, the background conversation was interpreted as a name in the customers contact list. Alexa then asked out loud, "[contact name], right?" Alexa then interpreted background conversation as "right." As unlikely as this string of events is, we are evaluating options to make this case even less likely`


Oh hey thanks for adding that information that was updated hours after I posted the link.

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« Reply #296 on: May 24, 2018, 10:28:54 pm »

Oh hey thanks for adding that information that was updated hours after I posted the link.

Their headline is still

Amazon confirms that Echo device secretly shared user’s private audio [Updated]
The call that started it all: "Unplug your Alexa devices right now."

then long story short, it's a buttdial
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« Reply #297 on: May 25, 2018, 03:51:47 pm »

Some people are just too stupid to read the instructions and use the MUTE button on the top of the device.

https://www.howtogeek.com/237397/how-to-stop-your-amazon-echo-from-listening-in/

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Disabling Your Echo’s Microphone
Amazon must have predicted that the biggest element of consumer backlash against adopting the Echo was the specter of the Big Brother’esque always-on-microphone system. As such they made it ridiculously easy to disable the microphones if you so desire. How easy? There’s a large microphone mute button located directly atop the device.

Tap the microphone button and the indicator ring and both glow intensely red to indicate that the device is no longer operational and will not accept voice commands until the microphone is enabled again. Curious if the state persists through power outages? We were too; it turns out that the Echo recalls the microphone state and after the boot sequence where the indicator ring flashes blue and Alexa says “Hello!”, it returns immediately to the disabled state.

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« Reply #298 on: May 25, 2018, 08:07:54 pm »

Some people are just too stupid to read the instructions and use the MUTE button on the top of the device.

https://www.howtogeek.com/237397/how-to-stop-your-amazon-echo-from-listening-in/



Instructions? Just do what we professional electronics geeks do. Simply keep pushing buttons until it does something you recognize.
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« Reply #299 on: May 25, 2018, 09:06:43 pm »


Oh hey thanks for adding that information that was updated hours after I posted the link.



Lol...You shot your wad early...Again...!!!
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