What's got you flummoxed today?

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11 hours ago, AlexTr said:

How come when I'm late for a meeting everyone else is on time and when I'm on time everyone else is late?

The first meeting is if it´s Germans, the second if it´s Greeks!

:lol:

For the umpteenth time, we tried another Greek guy specialising in walls and glass blocks. We phoned him yesterday around 9 am ..he: " I know where you live..I will be there between 5 and 6 in the afternoon."

Last time we ever heard from him! Doesn´t answer phone calls.

It is NOT a stereotype...heh, 5 years here...they don´t do appointments on time. They don´t even do appointments late!

:D

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For the life of me, I don't understand why people voluntarily put listening devices in their homes and actually pay for the privilege. Does anyone have a logical explanation?

 

 

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Amazon’s (AMZN) Alexa-enabled devices are illegally recording and permanently storing the voices of children without consent, according to a federal class action lawsuit filed this week in Washington state district court.

“The legal theory is very straightforward. These kids themselves never consented, if they even could. No one such as a parent ever consented on their behalf,” Travis Lenkner, one of the plaintiffs’ attorneys, told Yahoo Finance.

In the complaint filed by two law firms, Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan and Keller Lenkner, on behalf of an unnamed minor and other similarly situated children, plaintiffs criticize Amazon’s methods, alleging that the company, despite having the choice to scramble or encrypt user voices, instead retains, analyzes, and uses actual voice recordings so that it can deploy them for commercial benefit.

“Amazon purports to obtain consent to record individuals who set up an Alexa-enabled device,” the complaint states. “But there is a large group of individuals who do not consent to be recorded when using an Alexa-enabled device and who use Alexa without any understanding or warning that Amazon is recording and voiceprinting them: children.”

 

 

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@fraufruit Our new Fire came with a voice activated remote. I turned off the service and put electrical tape over the microphone. I don't get why people want an Alexa.

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3 minutes ago, AlexTr said:

I don't get why people want an Alexa.

 

It doesn’t bother some of us. I don’t have an Alexa, but my daughter does. 

 

I do have the fire remote of which you speak. I haven’t used the voice function, but also haven’t deactivated it. 

 

I gave up on the illusion that I have any privacy long ago and embraced the laziness technology offers. 

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The best is when you are in the car in the middle of nowhere with your favourite person and things are hotting up :wub:  and you unwittingly press that help button that cars have these days in case you have an accident and that you did not even know was there up to this point. And a voice comes out of nowhere asking if you are ok. :o After you have worked out who is talking to you and reassured the person you are fine and do not need help, thanks all the same, and no you have not had an accident... you cannot help wondering how long this voice has been eaves-dropping on what you thought was a private occasion. Oh boy. :wacko:

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