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    Amazon Rolls Out Massive Data-Sharing Program—Users Have One Week to Opt Out

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    Re: Amazon Rolls Out Massive Data-Sharing Program—Users Have One Week to Opt Out

    If you have an Alexia app, just turn it off.
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    Re: Amazon Rolls Out Massive Data-Sharing Program—Users Have One Week to Opt Out

    They are also using the RING network, owned by Amazon. So called Smart Devices are geared towards spying on you, with the fake premise of helping you as the sales gimmick.
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    Re: Amazon Rolls Out Massive Data-Sharing Program—Users Have One Week to Opt Out

    Even though it is very easy to turn it off, I bet that a lot of people will use it because of lack of technical know-how to turn it off (likely older folks) or because they dont care (likely younger folks used to sharing their entire lives on social media).
    The truth is that Google, YouTube, and other social media platforms have privacy settings that most people dont even know exist or use.

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    Re: Amazon Rolls Out Massive Data-Sharing Program—Users Have One Week to Opt Out

    I opted out a couple of weeks ago. It was easy.
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    Re: Amazon Rolls Out Massive Data-Sharing Program—Users Have One Week to Opt Out

    You should have to Opt In, not out.
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    Re: Amazon Rolls Out Massive Data-Sharing Program—Users Have One Week to Opt Out

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    Re: Amazon Rolls Out Massive Data-Sharing Program—Users Have One Week to Opt Out

    We are very active participants in a local seniors organization, with members mostly between 70 and 100. They want to stay in their homes and not move to assisted living, even when some can afford the $10K per month cost. Many of the members are not technologically saavy and we help them with setting up computers and internet connections so that they can stay connected and not suffer from social isolation, the greatest problem that we see. However, many are not financially affluent enough to pay for the technology and high speed internet. So we have been working with neighbors who are willing to share some of their excess bandwidth to help their neighbors connect. We provide free, used computers and ipads which have been donated by our members, volunteers and donors, and volunteers (often high school students) who help with set up and instruction.

    If Amazon can provide free high speed internet to people who cannot afford it, this would be a boon to a population who could really benefit.

    Elon Musk with his Space X Starlink satellite system is planning to include locating the small satellite dishes in areas of sub-Saharan Africa and south Asia where the signal can be shared in a community at low or no cost, bringing high speed internet to populations who could really benefit from it.

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    Re: Amazon Rolls Out Massive Data-Sharing Program—Users Have One Week to Opt Out

    That is fantastic work Larry. Really awesome.


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    Re: Amazon Rolls Out Massive Data-Sharing Program—Users Have One Week to Opt Out

    Quote Originally Posted by Mike View Post
    That is fantastic work Larry. Really awesome.


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    Re: Amazon Rolls Out Massive Data-Sharing Program—Users Have One Week to Opt Out

    Quote Originally Posted by CPP View Post
    If you have an Alexia app, just turn it off.
    Or throw it away. Herbert Hoover would roll over in his grave if he knew the vast amounts of personal data that Americans gladly turned over to unregulated companies every day. (As i type this on the internet, via browser and on an app, all of which are paying attention .).


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    Amazon Rolls Out Massive Data-Sharing Program—Users Have One Week to Opt Out

    Quote Originally Posted by Hounddog View Post

    (As i type this on the internet, via browser and on an app, all of which are paying attention .).

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    Amazon Rolls Out Massive Data-Sharing Program—Users Have One Week to Opt OutAmazon Rolls Out Massive Data-Sharing Program—Users Have One Week to Opt Out Thats funny and you are correct: ALL of them are paying attention.

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