Jan 102017
 January 10, 2017  Posted by  Business, Surveillance, U.S.

The world is just not moving in the direction Joe Cadillic believes it should move.

PogoWasRight.org doesn’t always agree with him, but believes in calling attention to his posts so that everyone can consider the points he raises and think about the concerns he raises and documents.

In a recent installment of what I might call, “We’re going backwards,” Joe writes:

Say goodbye to privacy and hello to Big Brother, soon every home appliance you purchase will spy on us. The list of home appliances that use Amazon’s AlexaGoogle Home, Samsung’s ‘SmartThings hub‘ and Amazon’s Fire TV is growing at a disturbing pace.

Private companies are using our refrigeratordishwasheroventoasterwater heaterair conditionerceiling fan,washer and dryerelectrical outletslight bulbs and lamps to spy on us inside our homes. (LG’s ‘Instaview‘ refrigerators have Alexa installed in them.)

General Electric (GE) and Alexa, think consumers will find it amusing that Amazon will control every appliance in our homes.

“Integrating our connected appliances with Alexa will help make consumers’ lives easier, more productive and a little more fun” Liz VerSchure, vice president responsible for GE Appliances connected strategy said.

Read more on MassPrivateI.

I don’t know about you, but I don’t care about having fun with my appliances. I just want them to work and do their assigned jobs.

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