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    The tech threat of smart devices this Christmas:- Google Home, Amazon Echo

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    If there's a gadget-lover in your life, chances are they're getting a "smart" device for Christmas.
    But would-be tech buyers beware: if that device is a smart speaker or similar internet-connected home device, you may be getting more than
    your money's worth.


    Voice-enabled speakers and other home devices connected to the internet do not pose a threat to privacy by themselves,
    but the risks — according to Edith Cowan University cyber security expert Paul Haskell-Dowland — are that these devices may be used as
    portals to personal information.


    "We are giving permission for our home recordings to be sent into the cloud, for people that we don't know to be then processing this data," he said.

    "[You are] placing your aural recordings into the cloud, into the internet and on servers that are outside of your control, outside of potentially
    even your country's jurisdiction."

    Opinion piece here



    Me? I won't even have FaceBook ... fuck them.

    “Someone is sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago”

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    Quote Originally Posted by David48atTD View Post
    Me? I won't even have FaceBook ... fuck them
    Yet you'll post videos of where you live in Thailand on a public forum?



    As for Oz, Its not Facebook you wanna worry about, its Nev the rhodedendron peering in your window whilst your sat there in your Missus frock and heels, rocking away on her didgeridoo

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dillinger View Post
    rocking away on her didgeridoo
    he may well have the smart version that will posting his efforts on twitter in real time and sending pics of his backdoor to chinese linkfarms who will be onselling them to strollers favourite website

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    They've already given up data for use in criminal cases.

    Apparently if you bash someones brains in, it will pick up the thuds and the screams.

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    Quote Originally Posted by David48atTD View Post
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    Me? I won't even have FaceBook ... fuck them.
    Quote Originally Posted by Dillinger View Post
    Yet you'll post videos of where you live in Thailand on a public forum?
    Mate, we are so remote where we live, no-one has a clue, probably couldn't pick within 100 klms, the Farm.

    Heck, the nearest 7/11 is the better part of 30 klms away.

    But you are welcome for a cold beer, anytime.

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    Asked Alexa whats my gift?
    Siri instructed my RoboHarry to unwrap gift marked Wubba neath the spreading Xmas tree,

    This is where I should have ceased , unplugged , logged off

    It was very unwise to tell my Amazon deluxe double dragon echo to stick it where the sun don't shineeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee eeee
    I used to have a job at a calendar factory.
    I got the sack because
    I took a couple of days off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by David48atTD View Post
    Mate, we are so remote where we live, no-one has a clue, probably couldn't pick within 100 klms, the Farm.
    PM me Nev


    Quote Originally Posted by David48atTD View Post
    Heck, the nearest 7/11 is the better part of 30 klms away.

    But you are welcome for a cold beer, anytime
    Do i have to get em from the 7?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dillinger View Post
    Yet you'll post videos of where you live in Thailand on a public forum?
    Aren't he and the family back in Oz for Xmas?


    Time to head to the fish farm and catch me dinner.


    Give a Lulu a fish, feed him for a day. Give a Lulu the coordinates of your fishfarm and holiday dates, feed him for at least a few weeks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dillinger View Post
    whilst your sat there in your Missus frock and heels, rocking away on her didgeridoo
    You've got your Aussies mixed up. This is David, not Looper.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Luigi View Post
    Aren't he and the family back in Oz for Xmas?

    Time to head to the fish farm and catch me dinner.

    Give a Lulu a fish, feed him for a day. Give a Lulu the coordinates of your fishfarm and holiday dates,
    feed him for at least a few weeks.
    Indeed we are (back in Australia).
    Taking the kids out tonight to look at the Chrissy nights.
    Will post in the Christmas Cheers thread once I download them.


    About the Fish Farm ... ha ha ... good luck.

    The Farm Father, a light sleeper, sleeps between the ponds in a Sala.
    He has a rifle and isn't afraid to use it, apparently.

    That is, assuming you survive the various dog packs.
    They usually only get fed bones ... but they'd love a bit of meat on their bones


    As an aside, a constant diet of basically bones, prawn shells/heads and 3 day old white rice
    leads to poor skin and pelt. Sad to see the dogs in such a condition.

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    Quote Originally Posted by David48atTD View Post
    The Farm Father, a light sleeper, sleeps between the ponds in a Sala.
    He has a rifle and isn't afraid to use it, apparently.
    Sent him into a deep sleep already by reading him Cyrille posts.

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    Stop swearing at Siri — it matters how you talk to your digital assistants* (apparently)

    They hear you when you're sleeping, and they know when you're awake. They know when you've been bad or good so…
    Be good to your digital assistant, for goodness sake.

    If you are hoping Santa will bring you a smart speaker this Christmas, before you unbox it and start firing off your
    burning questions, consider this:
    Research shows as much as half of all human-computer interactions are abusivewe swear at them, call them names
    and ask them crude questions
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    In fact, US researcher Sheryl Brahnam wrote back in 2005 that even the earliest digital assistants brought out
    "the dark side of human behaviour".


    • So why do we do it?
    • Does it really matter?
    • And what does it say about humans? Let's take a look.



    Why do we swear at chatbots and digital assistants?

    According to Fraser Allison, a PhD candidate at the University of Melbourne who is studying the way we speak to AI characters, the most common reasons are because:

    • We're frustrated (OK, we've all been here)
    • We're experimenting (We're interested in seeing just how far we can push the boundaries)
    • We're in the mood for a bit of fun (Because the normal rules of human etiquette don't apply when you're talking to a robot)


    Much more Here


    * no reference is made or implied about how you treat your sex doll.

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    ...meanwhile, some kids are learning to design and build this tat to sell to the lefty morlocks and eloi of the future.

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