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I just tried the rumble app on my roku. It sucks. I can't even read the black text on a white background.
Because I have a fukt back and very comfy furniture downstairs with a 77" TV and surround sound. Why would I want to sit in front of a computer an additional period of time after coding genetics analysis software all damn day? Plus a nice kitchen with beers down there with a great view of the TV.
I would NEVER own a smart television. The main purpose of that is to monitor you. Main purpose of every damned thing..
Maybe you don't know what a roku is? It's not a smart TV.
Casting is janky I've tried it. WTF would I want to sit on my zero gravity chair fumbling with a laptop instead of an intuitive remote I've cut the microphone on? Maybe you didn't notice I said I've got a fukt back? Hell no.
Yeah, roku spies on me, rumble (so far I trust) spies on me so what. I'm not doing anything that would get me into trouble
Hell amazone probably knows about the movies I watch for free using a firestick, VPN and kodi build but my internet company doesn't.
I can control it through my phone if I want to watch a film.
I have a huge monitor,
I'm just fundamentally different, in that I don't really "watch" anything anymore, I listen.
Today it's "I don't mind" but tomorrow is "what do you have to hide?" if you want privacy.1984 is so fucking easy to implement. You get 1% back on a credit card, and in exchange for that, you abandon all your privacy, and allow tracking of everything you do, and all corporations do is jack up the price by 1% to pay for it. People who demand privacy, they are taxed. You're not getting a rebate.
The purpose of NEST wasn't to control the temperature of your home, the purpose of RING isn't to provide YOU with convenience and the ability to monitor. It's to monitor you.
I work on this shit and all I get is "oh, you're being paranoid".
Don't you ever wonder why a VPN costs, like $1.50 a month? How do they make money doing that?They don't. It's to monitor you, but they're not going to do anything and demonstrate that's what they are doing
Hey, I know Adam Taggart back from when patrick.net was mostly about the housing market.
October 21, 2022Texas sues Google over its use of facial imagesNew lawsuit filed.Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton has filed a lawsuit against Google, alleging the tech giant has unlawfully collected facial biometrics without the consent of users for years. ...The complaint alleges that Google uses features in Google Assistant, Photos, and Nest smart-home products to collect and store voice- and facial-recognition data without the consent of users.Google then uses the data for commercial purposes, like improving its AI algorithms.Under the Capture or Use of Biometric Identifier Act in the Texas constitution, it is illegal to collect and share biometric data without consent.“Google has now spent years unlawfully capturing the faces and voices of both non-consenting users and non-users throughout Texas—including our children and grandparents, who simply have no idea that their biometric information is being mined for profit by a global corporation,” the complaint states.
Ezra Levant 🍁🚛@ezralevant2hGoogle says they give you “safe” news. Safe for whom? Trudeau? Big Pharma? Big tech?And safe from whom? Skeptical voices? The opposition?Imagine a reporter saying he only wrote “safe” stories. That’s not a reporter. That’s a propagandist for the establishment.That’s Google.
Google CAUGHT Manipulating Search, Buries GOP Campaign Sites in 83% of Top Senate RacesGabriela PariseauOctober 25th, 2022 9:08 AM
What judge? What mandate? What decision? Google wants us NOT TO KNOW that New York's "vaccine" mandate has gone down in flamesThey will do ANYTHING to black out ALL the truth about the "vaccination" drive: not only the horrendous harm it's doing, but all the pushback that it's caused—and that WILL finally set us freeMark Crispin Miller3 hr agoHere’s what a Google search on all the pertinent terms brought up yesterday, one day after the decision. (My thanks to Eric Francis Coppolino for the screen shot.)
Be SafeWe strive to make the Chrome Web Store a safe and trusted environment for developers and users.This means that we will remove extensions that pose security threats, access data beyond what is necessary to implement their functions, appear to take advantage of users, encourage harm or hate speech, or otherwise abuse the Store system and network....Be UsefulExtensions in the Store must provide experiences that are educational, informative, entertaining, inclusive, and that result in a positive user experience.We will remove extensions that appear to provide little to no utility to users, or do not provide the reasonably expected functionality. Chrome will also strive to provide useful tools to developers to help encourage innovation.
For months, many on both sides predicted that Republicans would sweep into strong majorities in both chambers of Congress in response to President Joe Biden’s unpopular handling of numerous issues; instead, the GOP barely won a majority in the U.S. House of Representatives and failed to wrest the Senate from Democrat control.Epstein, a prominent tech researcher, wrote Tuesday in The Epoch Times that “almost no one is looking in the right place” for the correct explanation, and that Big Tech is in fact expanding the reach of “rumors and conspiracy theories” about it to divert attention from itself.“Over a period of months, Google nudged undecided voters toward voting blue by showing people politically biased content in their search engine, suppressing content they didn’t want people to see, recommending left-leaning videos on YouTube (pdf) (which Google owns), allegedly sending tens of millions of emails to people’s spam boxes, and sending go-vote reminders on their home page mainly to liberal and moderate voters,” Epstein said. “These manipulations (and others) don’t affect voters with strong points of view, but they can have an enormous impact on voters who are undecided (pdf) — the people who decide the outcomes of close elections.”Epstein’s team determined Google’s activities by monitoring the content seen by a panel of 2,742 politically diverse voters predominantly in swing states, primarily “ephemeral experiences” (EEs)— content such as text reminders that nudges people in a particular direction but does not linger to be reviewed after the fact and is not seen by anyone not targeted with it.