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originally posted by: Nickn3
originally posted by: Metallicus
I would never put one of these devices in my home. I put my phone in a faraday bag at night. I don’t use social media. I just want to be left the hell alone by Government and corporations to live my life.
OMG, there is someone as paranoid as I am. I feel so much better now.
originally posted by: ThePeaceMaker
Personally I've never seen the attraction to Amazons Alexa or similar gadgets. Is life really that difficult where for example you can't look up what the weather is going to be on the day you wake up, or is it difficult to research something instead of asking Alexa or have Alexa to remind you of a meeting you have in the morning. I feel gadgets like these will slowly make the human race become dumber and less self reliant on doing things yourself.
Even on my iPhone I've never used Siri to set reminders I've only ever used it to ask it stupid questions
Many people are suspicious that Alexa records everything said around it. Turns out they were right, it does.
originally posted by: RomaSempre
To my thinking, every picture I've ever taken has been sent to Apple and been identified and/or classified. How else would it know what type of dogs I have?
One of the best things about Photos is how it protects your privacy. iOS is designed to take advantage of the powerful processor built into every iPhone and iPad. So when you search your photos, for instance, all the face recognition and scene and object detection are done completely on your device. Which means your photos are yours and yours alone.