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Alphabet shifts thermostat maker Nest into Google
submitted 1 year ago by magnora7 from reuters.com
[–]magnora7[S] 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun - 1 year 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 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun - 1 year 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 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun - 1 year 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.