View Full Version : Can your possessions testify against you?

12-28-2016, 06:43 PM
This is worth reading. Police want access to a suspect's Echo device. Your computer may be permitted to spy on you.


Hugh Conway
12-28-2016, 07:01 PM
Your possessions are currently spying on you: http://bgr.com/2015/02/11/how-to-stop-samsung-smart-tv-spying-guide/ There are hundreds, thousands, perhaps more entities stockpiling data on you.

The question is who is entitled to access the information.

12-28-2016, 07:48 PM
There is something about listening in that seems particularly bothersome to me. I get that cell phones track us, email records our messages, GPS tracks our cars, but a device listening seems more like a wire tap than the rest.

I think this sort of thing will be the real legal frontier of the future.

12-28-2016, 08:38 PM
Governments will cave, they always do. If not, likely intelligence agencies will do it anyway.

Hugh Conway
12-28-2016, 09:03 PM
People will use it against you whether or not a government caves. The corporation that collected will use it against you. The hackers that steal it from them. The people either of those sell it to will.

12-28-2016, 09:36 PM
The wired world is a tarbaby. And I'm not feeling like B'rer Rabbit.

Too Little Time
12-28-2016, 11:58 PM
I think we have an expectation of privacy in our own homes.

12-29-2016, 12:03 AM
I think we have an expectation of privacy in our own homes.

You would not believe what Siri told me about you. . .

Jimmy W
12-29-2016, 12:33 AM
If Walls Could Talk - Ry Cooder