Amazon patent reveals ‘voice sniffer algorithm’ that could analyze conversations – ABC News

How wonderful. I will never have one of these kinds of devices in my home, as who knows what they already listen in on, or if the NSA or the like can/do hack into them.

http://abcnews.go.com/Business/amazon-patent-reveals-voice-sniffer-algorithm-analyze-conversations/story?id=54175793

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Google and Corporate News Giants Forge Alliance to Defeat Independent Journalism

If Google & others don’t wise up, they may become irrelevant. People have choices, as competition exists. As an example, I will add this news sight to my collection of many. I already use Startpage to filter & make my Google searches more private & will change my search engine if/as needed.

The main concern would be government imposed censorship, though that also has workarounds.

https://www.mintpressnews.com/google-and-corporate-news-giants-forge-alliance-to-defeat-independent-journalism/239475/

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Google is Quietly Providing AI Technology for Drone Strike Targeting | The Intercept

Just as wonderful as Amazon providing secure cloud services for the CIA.

https://theintercept.com/2018/03/06/google-is-quietly-providing-ai-technology-for-drone-strike-targeting-project/?utm_source=The+Intercept+Newsletter&utm_campaign=64d007ffa3-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2018_03_10&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_e00a5122d3-64d007ffa3-132022833

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The Hypocrisy of AT&T’s “Internet Bill of Rights” | Electronic Frontier Foundation

Not sure what AT&T’s final game plan is, but I’d guess they would like a Federal law preventing/overturning any state laws protecting their citizen’s privacy/rights.

https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2018/01/hypocrisy-atts-internet-bill-rights

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