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"Now the trouble about trying to make yourself stupider than you really are is that you very often succeed."
(C.S. Lewis - Magician's Nephew)





Big Tech Lobbying Gutted a Bill That Would Ban Recording You Without Consent: The Illinois Keep Internet Devices Safe Act would have empowered average people to sue big companies for recording them without consent, but industry association lobbying defanged it. (Rob Dozier - MotherBoard - 12/4/2019)

Amazon Workers Are Listening to What You Tell Alexa: A global team reviews audio clips in an effort to help the voice-activated assistant respond to commands. (Matt Day, Giles Turner and Natalia Drozdiak - Bloomberg - 10/4/2019)

Worried Amazon Will Add Facial Recognition to Doorbells? Too Late. (David Cardinal - ExtremeTech - 13/12/2018)

Richard Stallman: Dangers of IoT and Amazon Alexa. (YouTube - 17 min. 6/5/2018)

Security researchers found a way to hack into the Amazon Echo. (Techsario - 13/8/2018)

Amazon Alexa Instantaneously Justifies Years of Surveillance Paranoia. (Karl Bode - TechDirt - 25/5/2018)

The Internet of Things (IoT) Poses Huge Numbers of Worldwide Security Risks, Large and Small. (Digilloyd - 21/5/2018)

No, Thanks, Jeff Bezos. I Do NOT Want Alexa Controlling My Home. (David Klinghoffer - Evolution News - 9/5/2018)

Turning an Echo Into a Spy Device Only Took Some Clever Coding. (Lily Hay Newman - Wired - 25/4/2018)

'Voice sniffer' est à votre écoute: Toujours en marche, toujours à l'écoute : Amazon dévoile le système d'intelligence artificielle 'voice sniffer' avec un nouveau brevet pour analyser TOUTES les données audio. (Paroles de Dieu - 16/4/2018)

Amazon Unveils A "Voice Sniffer" Algo In New Patent. (Tyler Durden - ZeroHedge - 5/4/2018)

IoT devices could be next customer data frontier. (Ron Miller - TechCrunch - 30/3/2018)

Alexa, What Are You Doing with My Family's Personal Info?: Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant and several smart-home technologies that debuted at last week s CES add convenience but also raise privacy concerns. (Larry Greenemeier - SciAm - 15/1/2018)

Alexa, Burn My House Down. (Adam Clark Estes - Gizmodo - 4/1/2018)

Is Alexa Really Eavesdropping on You? (Brad Stone - Bloomberg - 11/12/2017)

Fooling Amazon and Google's voice recognition isn't hard: If your roommates sound like you, they might be able to use your smart speaker to access your info or make purchases. Here's how you can protect yourself. [Google Assistant and Alexa] (Andrew Gebhart - CNET - 21/11/2017)

Don't Buy Anyone an Echo. (Adam Clark Estes - Gizmodo - 5/12/2017)

Your IoT Baby Isn't as Beautiful as You Think It Is: Both development and evaluation teams have been ignoring security problems in Internet-connected devices for too long. That must stop. (Andrew Howard - InformationWeek/DarkReading - 10/5/2017)

How to listen to everything Amazon Echo has ever heard. (Kim Komando - FoxNews - 15/4/2017)

Amazon agrees to hand over Echo data in murder case: The move avoids a potential legal battle that could have pitted privacy and law enforcement concerns against each other. (Ben Fox Rubin - CNET - 7/3/2017)

Self-Propagating Smart Light Bulb Worm. (Schneier on Security - 9/11/2016)

Def Con: Do smart devices mean dumb security? (BBC News - 6/8/2016)

Why Is My Smart Home So Fucking Dumb? (Adam Clark Estes - Gizmodo - 2/12/2015)

The Internet of Things: A Dystopian Nightmare Where Everyone And Everything is Monitored. (Tyler Durden - ZeroHedge - 02/03/2015)




The Cringeworthy Mindless Tech Propaganda category...

Why smart toilets might actually be worth the upgrade. (Bradford - CNET - 1/2/2016)

Internet of Things will place greater pressure on companies to modernize. (MacTech - 2015) -> AgitProp... (note the use of words such as "pressure", "must" and "IoT-ready")