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[–]magnora7[S] 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (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:

So basically Nest thermostats are probably NSA/CIA spying devices. Awesome. /s

[–]tiger_bee 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (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 - 1 fun -  (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.