“Google Home” is confirmation that many people are retards and don’t value their own privacy

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Google Home is confirmation that people are retards and don’t value their own privacy (v/whatever)

submitted ago by gatordontplaythatsht

Having an electronic device in your home with full permissions and access and a damn good microphone during a decade that has seen massive advancements in deep learning is incredibly naive.

 
 

 

 

[–] Troll 4 points (+7|-3) ago 

Google needs to be dismantled by the government, plain and simple. They are a criminal organization subverting democracy for profit.

 

 

[–] Tancred 10 points (+12|-2) ago  (edited ago)

>Google needs to be dismantled by the government

>by the government

top kek

 

 

[–] Mediocrity 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Google is an arm of Mossad. So the kek is not quite as strong as it may initially seem.

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[–] damnittohell 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

You know I was just saying to my friend the other day, “What the country really needs is something so important we will just have to trust it to the government.” /s

 

 

[–] turtlewatson 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

At least the government is incompetent enough to make it less dangerous.

 

 

[–] Bing11 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

It’s incredibly naive to think this is new, ignoring the Amazon Echo, Dot and all smart phones already in every home today.

It’s also stupid to be suspicious of something you can do easily test yourself. Download Wireshark and examine all the data the Google Home sends over your network. Notice it doesn’t send anything until the keyword is said.

 

 

[–] cynicaloldfart 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Because it’s more efficient to download memory caches in one data burst instead of continuous monitoring of each and every device deployed?

 

 

[–] ForgotMyName 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Unless they’re idiots, that data will be encrypted. Analysis via Wireshark is useless.

 

 

[–] HamsterSlayer 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

I immediately thought of Alexa as well. While that is a really cool thing, I’m not sure I’d use it enough to pay $180.

AND I DON’T WANT A ROBOT LISTENING TO EVERY GODDAMN THING I SAY.

 

 

[–] AmaleksHairyAss 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

90% of the world doesn’t know what deep learning is.

 

 

[–] GumbyTM 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

You’re upset over a device in your home but not your phone as a potential spy vector?

Your phone is constantly with you so you get location data and people are usually pointing them at themselves or their surroundings.

 

 

[–] cynicaloldfart 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Here’s how software from SilverPush, a leading provider of “audio beacons,” works: When you visit a website that uses SilverPush tracking technology, the site causes your device to emit an inaudible ultrasonic sound. If any other devices you’ve got lying around—a laptop, a phone, a tablet—has an app installed that includes SilverPush code, it’s listening for that sound. If it hears it, SilverPush knows that the two devices are close to one another and, presumably, belong to the same person.

http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2015/11/your-phone-is-literally-listening-to-your-tv/416712/

 

 

[–] schmooble 0 points (+0|-0) ago  (edited ago)

That’s a new level of what the fuck. Does a compiled list of applications using this exist anywhere?

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[–] schmooble 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Can I get a good source explaining how it works and some of the risks involved with said permissions? I’m not familiar with this device

 

 

[–] SolidBrowser 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

People sacrifice their privacy for FOMA. We all do it to an extent unless you’re a hardcore dude. We all get the latest technology knowing that shit is damn well gunna listen to you jerking off.

 

 

[–] hunter3 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

what is google home?

 

 

[–] Gamio 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Look up Ok Google, thats a creepy shit already in a lot of peoples homes.

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