Amazon US customers have one week to opt out of mass wireless sharing

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  1. OldDude49

    OldDude49 Just n old guy

    Amazon customers have one week to opt out of a plan that would turn every Echo speaker and Ring security camera in the US into a shared wireless network, as part of the company’s plan to fix connection problems for its smart home devices.

    https://www.theguardian.com/technol...-one-week-to-opt-out-of-mass-wireless-sharing


    # Amazon is about to share your Internet connection with neighbors. Here’s how to turn it off.

    Amazon is about to share your Internet connection with neighbors. Here’s how to turn it off.
     
  2. mysterymet

    mysterymet Monkey+++

    Ok that is creepy as hell.
     
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  3. arleigh

    arleigh Goophy monkey

    Welcome to the CCP.
     
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  4. 3M-TA3

    3M-TA3 Cold Wet Monkey Site Supporter++

    Despicable. Many of your ISP's like xfiniti will do the same thing turning your wireless router into a hot spot for other customers. That's why I own and manage all equipment from the demark out. That way they have no access or control other than the ability to turn me off.

    Nothing lives on my network that can't be confined to my network. Ring is legendary for violating the privacy of their customers, so none of their crap crosses my threshold. Echo, etc., you gotta be kidding me. All these devices require access to a manufacturer cloud so that alone is a big DQ.

    You wanna doorbell? Get Amcrest (better and cheaper) and integrate to to a free one camera instance of Blue Iris. Use Home Assistant to send alerts to your cell phone. No vendor cloud or monthly fees needed, and you can lock it down so it can't narc you out.

    I am going to do some smart home integrations, but nobody's pre-packaged stuff, and nothing that can interact with anything else. Will be using Home Assistant for multiple reasons, not the least of which being I control what it can and can't talk to.
     
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  5. enloopious

    enloopious Rocket Surgeon

    What? The tech monopolies want to spy on us like overlords? Thats crazy. Looks like Bezos will be on the very first Virgin Galactic manned flight. I sure hope it doesn't crash...
     
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  6. DKR

    DKR Raconteur of the first stripe

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    guess what book was published today in 1949?
     
  7. oil pan 4

    oil pan 4 Monkey+++

    I use trail cameras. They are too dumb to narc or be hacked.
     
  8. BTPost

    BTPost Stumpy Old Fart Snow Monkey Moderator

    That would depend on the model and brand of the TrailCam…
     
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  9. Cruisin Sloth

    Cruisin Sloth Special & Slow

    Same here , SD card only and hidden , 35 cameras are all over , some live and wired into a main box that's off line. I watch the pads , fuel depot and all the out buildings , All I have at the ranch incoming driveway is "Smile for the Camera "
    Covered!
    Sloth
     
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  10. hot diggity

    hot diggity Monkey+++ Site Supporter+++

    My security system has four legs and big teeth.
     
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  11. Cruisin Sloth

    Cruisin Sloth Special & Slow

    Same but 8 legs here , Big girl has treed bears , taken down 4 deer (2 bucks) many bandit cats , cats,rabbits ,, New girl 1.5 yo has just got her first rabbit and lizard .
    S
     
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  12. oil pan 4

    oil pan 4 Monkey+++

    I made sure I bough the dumb ones.
     
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  13. hot diggity

    hot diggity Monkey+++ Site Supporter+++

  14. sidforbrains

    sidforbrains Spring Loaded Monkey

    Retired now, I took my printer/scanner out of moth balls and plugged it into my pc. I needed to send disability forms to my lawyer. Upon reintroducing the printer to my pc, the machine would not let me scan to my pc, it insisted I send it to a "cloud". Why? I tried for quite a while to no avail, so I took the machine for a walk, ventilated it several times, cleaned up my mess and sent the lawyer snail mail...epson
     
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