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Alphabet shifts thermostat maker Nest into Google (reuters.com)
submitted 11 months ago by magnora7
[–]magnora7[S] 2 insightful - 1 funny2 insightful - 0 funny3 insightful - 0 funny3 insightful - 1 funny - 11 months ago (2 children)
Now that Nest is part of Google's hardware division, and Google is known for it's relationship of selling data with the CIA and NSA as seen here: https://qz.com/1145669/googles-true-origin-partly-lies-in-cia-and-nsa-research-grants-for-mass-surveillance/
So basically Nest thermostats are probably NSA/CIA spying devices. Awesome. /s
[–]tiger_bee 2 insightful - 1 funny2 insightful - 0 funny3 insightful - 0 funny3 insightful - 1 funny - 8 months ago (1 child)
I don't get why anyone would buy an Alexa or any device like it. Seems a little too weird for me, some computer always actively listening. Information is power and I think Google will use it however they need to.
[–]magnora7[S] 1 insightful - 1 funny1 insightful - 0 funny2 insightful - 0 funny2 insightful - 1 funny - 8 months ago (0 children)
Me neither. I think people buy it to show off, it's a "must have" item that does neat tricks. It's a fun toy to show off how modern and tech-savy you are. But it has few actual uses, and many potential harms.