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Are we ready for Alexa ? #1028167
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Are we ? Could life as we know it change for ever ? Might we be tracked on everything we do, might Alex find her way into our homes, without being asked, eventually ? Would you like her to hear you in bed, she might not be able to see in the dark. Could it be the beginning of humans to walk away and go back to the hills and forests where we can't be found ? Will she be a good girl or a bad girl ?

That sounds like the start of a movie, and it could be .

http://www.pocket-lint.com/news/138...lexa-do-and-what-services-are-compatible


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My friends got one and are amazed by it---they think it only works when its switched on???
Definitely not on my shopping list

Re: Are we ready for Alexa ? [Re: granny] #1028178
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I've got the echo dot which I use for music and to turn the lights on when i'm out, I don't care that It can hear you, as most things in the home track us in someway eg smart Tv knows how long you watch Tv for and what show, your pc keeps track of every website you've been to, even on here mark users smart ads that track you, when you shop by card as well they know what you like and now most of us use Google now or Cortana or have a smart phone.

You may run for the hills but your phones GPS know where to find you wink


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Re: Are we ready for Alexa ? [Re: eddtheduck] #1028229
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NO not my phone pet. Tesco PAYG, about 15 yrs old. No one could track that ...could they ?

Does your thing talk to you, Edd. Whisper sweet nothings in your ear, and tell you when you've eaten too much ?


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Re: Are we ready for Alexa ? [Re: granny] #1028293
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There is something very sinister about this. Already mentioned in the past couple of weeks that all this high tech 'Smart' stuff is already open to hacking of just about every thing within the home.

Could Alexa or another little charmer (a Chinese lady), be used for giving unwanted commands and false info by hackers.

I don't understand it all , not even a smidgen, but to have a gadget we can command and control, could easily be reversed and then we are asking for big trouble.


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