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 Post subject: Echo or Alexa
PostPosted: November 23rd, 2019, 3:00 am 
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Anybody use Echo or Alexa devices?


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 Post subject: Re: Echo or Alexa
PostPosted: November 23rd, 2019, 7:27 am 
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The Ukrainians are listening


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 Post subject: Re: Echo or Alexa
PostPosted: November 23rd, 2019, 8:36 am 
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If the Elinore speakers can truly 'disappear', we could put out two of the Echo / Alexa devices and we might think they are making all the noise.

I probably won't get them because I would lie awake at night wondering if they were set up with correct polarity.

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 Post subject: Re: Echo or Alexa
PostPosted: November 23rd, 2019, 9:43 am 
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As an IT professional, I’ll never have either one in my house..

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 Post subject: Re: Echo or Alexa
PostPosted: November 23rd, 2019, 10:33 am 
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Huge security risk.


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 Post subject: Re: Echo or Alexa
PostPosted: November 23rd, 2019, 12:06 pm 
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Roscoe, can you please elaborate on why? There’s a lot of info out there but it’s hard to know the value of the sources.


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 Post subject: Re: Echo or Alexa
PostPosted: November 23rd, 2019, 12:40 pm 
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Tom pretty much nailed it....

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 Post subject: Re: Echo or Alexa
PostPosted: November 23rd, 2019, 12:55 pm 
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A quick search revealed these alternate viewpoints.

https://www.cnbc.com/2018/09/04/ex-nsa-privacy-expert-how-likely-your-amazon-echo-is-to-be-hacked.html

https://www.pandasecurity.com/mediacenter/news/amazon-echo-security-risk/

https://www.digitaltrends.com/home/how-to-secure-your-alexa-device/

Personally I don't like the idea of talking to a computer. With my IT background and aura the damn computer is supposed to sense what I want it to do.

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 Post subject: Re: Echo or Alexa
PostPosted: November 23rd, 2019, 12:55 pm 
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Both are pretty useless widgets and a huge security and privacy risk. The will record all sounds in the home and upload to google/amazon if they are plugged in. Stay away from them.

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 Post subject: Re: Echo or Alexa
PostPosted: November 23rd, 2019, 2:02 pm 
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is their a device you can buy and just provide a source for the free internet channels that exist?


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