Alexa Guard

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  1. fenderman

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    That's pretty cool, thanks for sharing
     
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    On one hand that is really cool idea someone thought up and on the other I want to stick on my tin foil hat and run away to the woods...
     
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    Frankly, anyone that allows or wants a live microphone that's connected to a giant data gathering organization in their home or business because it's "so cool" and "so convenient" needs to carefully examine what they are actually opening themselves up to. (Adjusting my tin foil hat and on the way out to buy more tin foil)
     
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    I need an Alexa powered yard guy and pool guy......and gutter guy..

    We're ready for anything at our house... Bring It!

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    All kidding aside, three layers of tin foil, each layer insulated from each other, around unhardened electronics, then placed in a metal container will protect from most EMP events at least according to FEMA (if you trust a government source, of course).
     
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    Hell, our 2 Alexas are only accurate about 40% of the time with voice commands. Depend on it for security????? Bah!
     
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    it is much trickier to decipher human voice than breaking glass or a smoke alarm. The idea is that you get an alert on your phone with the sound and can make your own determination.
     
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    J Sigmo Pulling my weight

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    "they" already know everything they want about you, privacy is gone bro, been gone for a long time.
     
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    I ani't your "bro" and if you want to make it easier still for them, be my guest.
     
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    Interesting article on the subject. Link to the full article below.

    A Portland family contacted Amazon to investigate after they say a private conversation in their home was recorded by Amazon's Alexa -- the voice-controlled smart speaker -- and that the recorded audio was sent to the phone of a random person in Seattle, who was in the family’s contact list.

    "My husband and I would joke and say I'd bet these devices are listening to what we're saying," said Danielle, who did not want us to use her last name.

    Woman says her Amazon device recorded private conversation, sent it out to random contact