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What If I Told You…

Posted by Warm Southern Breeze on Thursday, January 3, 2019

That Google knows where stuff is in your house?

Too far fetched?

Not really.

If you have a “Roomba” brand robot vacuum cleaner device, The Great G knows your house layout.

Seriously.

https://www.theverge.com/2018/10/31/18041876/google-irobot-smart-home-spatial-data-mapping-collaboration

https://www.digitaltrends.com/home/irobot-google-smart-home-roomba-google-assistant/

https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2017/jul/25/roomba-maker-could-share-maps-users-homes-google-amazon-apple-irobot-robot-vacuum

Google’s parent company Alphabet quietly ditched the ‘Don’t be evil’ motto from its code of conduct in 2015 after a string of stories suggesting the pithy slogan was somewhat undeserved. According to WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, the company has quietly collected more data than the NSA.

http://fortune.com/2015/10/05/alphabet-google-evil/

http://time.com/4060575/alphabet-google-dont-be-evil/

https://blogs.wsj.com/digits/2015/10/02/as-google-becomes-alphabet-dont-be-evil-vanishes/

Got an Android phone?

That’s another Google product, which they purchased for $50M in 2005. Since then, every single solitary Android phone ever sold is known to and by Google… which also means everything that goes on with the phone. The location, the times and dates of usage, the calls made & received, the messages, the searches… everything. Literally.

Think I’m joking? Just blowing smoke?

Read on.

https://www.cnet.com/news/google-buys-android/

https://www.androidauthority.com/google-android-acquisition-884194/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Android_(operating_system)

Don’t like it?

So far, you’ve had to lump it.

But, with the new, 116th Congress to be sworn in today, we can hope for better protection of our privacy, our data, our information about ourselves – our freedom to choose.

Watch live online, or the recording, here: https://www.c-span.org/video/?456493-1/us-house-meets-opening-day-116th-congress

Here’s hoping.

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