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Re: IOT Dodgyness
« Reply #1 on: January 03, 2020, 04:37:07 AM »
>xiaomi

Ugh.

I assume you're read about Ring and Wyze recently?

I'm very happy with Hubitat, but of all the major IOT offline replacements the community has fabricobbled together, they haven't put together a good local-only camera system yet.  I do think they're getting close, though.  Trouble is, I want good-fast-cheap. (Cue NFFC.)


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Re: IOT Dodgyness
« Reply #2 on: January 03, 2020, 07:25:33 AM »
> Why Iíll resist for ever
I'm not in a hurry either

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Re: IOT Dodgyness
« Reply #3 on: January 03, 2020, 11:11:34 AM »
I'm staying out too.  Why would I want my toaster hooked to Wifi?

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« Reply #4 on: January 03, 2020, 02:19:19 PM »
>staying here

You have an LG smart tv, Brad. Right?  Sorry, but you've already sold your soul. hhh

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« Reply #5 on: January 03, 2020, 06:52:46 PM »
>staying here

You have an LG smart tv, Brad. Right?  Sorry, but you've already sold your soul. hhh

Nah, all my TV's are ancient by flat screen standards.  Strictly dumb TV's.  I even disconnected Roku and Amz Fire.  However I do have Alexa-in-a-can but all I use it for is news briefings.  Although it's in the kitchen so anyone listening has probably learned some creative cuss words during my attempts to cook.   heh.

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« Reply #6 on: January 03, 2020, 07:29:28 PM »
>Strictly dumb

All my appliances are dumb  ...but that's a battle front-line that's going to be harder & harder to maintain as our vendors switch to 'smart' products.

I have Ecobee and Alexa and am eyeing replacing both of them with local alternatives.  Ecobee will be first. It's do-able now, but will be better/easier once Hubitat matures.

>roku
I see streaming, ISPs, and cell phones & apps as the largest vulnerabilities.  Of those, it's Louise's devices that I need to sandbox within the network.

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Re: IOT Dodgyness
« Reply #7 on: January 04, 2020, 02:15:46 PM »
I keep waiting for Mozilla to bring out their Mark II smart speaker.
https://mycroft.ai/blog/mark-ii-update-december/

When they do I'll ditch Alexa provided I can get news and weather updates out of the Mark II.

>streaming

I do have streaming apps on my iPad.

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« Reply #8 on: January 04, 2020, 03:07:43 PM »
House Votes To Allow Internet Service Providers To Sell, Share Your Personal Information
https://www.consumerreports.org/consumerist/house-votes-to-allow-internet-service-providers-to-sell-share-your-personal-information/

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Re: IOT Dodgyness
« Reply #9 on: January 04, 2020, 08:28:38 PM »
>Votes

Once again, we've been hosed.

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« Reply #10 on: January 04, 2020, 09:11:35 PM »
I am increasingly convinced that chaff is the only marginally effective way to alter|skew the dossier ISPs & marketers are keeping on you.  I'm confidant that my allied efforts have clouded my browser tracks, but extensions that mark hundreds or thousands of links 'as read' daily aren't going to do anything to ISPs & VPNs.  We're going to have to fire up something like Xenu's Link Sleuth and point it to a bunch of mommy blogs.