Amazon's Favorite New Word Is 'Privacy,' But Does It Even Know the Meaning?

Discussion in 'privacy general' started by mood, Sep 26, 2019.

  1. mood

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    Amazon's Favorite New Word Is 'Privacy,' But Does It Even Know the Meaning?
    September 25, 2019
    https://gizmodo.com/amazons-favorite-new-word-is-privacy-but-does-it-even-1838460901
     
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    Amazon's favourite new concept is 'marketing non-existing privacy as a thing' even though it isn't actually anything.
     
  3. mirimir

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    I'm not sure that I see the privacy fail here. As long as the source or nature of the 911 call isn't revealed, whose privacy is impacted? I suppose that one could argue that proximity is an issue for small communities, but they could just trigger based on radius.

    Edit: I'm usually the privacy fanatic, so this comment may seem out of character. My thinking goes like this. Even if the 911 call is about some private emergency, that emergency will no longer be private as soon as police, EMTs, etc respond. And neighbors' cameras won't pick up anything until responders arrive.

    And if it's a non-private emergency, I don't see a downside to neighbors' cameras recording.

    It is arguable that what happens in your property should remain private. But if that matters to you, you ought to have a fence.
     
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  4. Yuki2718

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    The system can surely be implemented to keep & respect most people's privacy, OTOH it can also be implemented to invade many people's privacy. That all depends on how it is implemented.

    Yet he (she? IDK) ignored or didn't understand that, saying as if everyone would be afraid of it instead of proposing how such a system must be implemented. He failed to see that many people, regardless you like or not, will prioritize an ongoing crime being recorded than certain level of privacy. Privacy advocates must understand this and have to avoid such radical saying as if privacy is the only, absolute, and supreme value. In the long term such an attitude will just force them into a corner. They can, however, propose a practical solution to balance privacy and other values. Ironically, currently who're doing this is mostly Google, Microsoft, and so on.
     
  5. mood

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    Amazon bolsters Alexa privacy after user trust takes a hit
    The company tries to temper customer concerns by unveiling privacy controls like auto-deleting recordings and "Home Mode" for Ring cameras
    September 30, 2019

    https://www.cnet.com/news/amazon-bolsters-alexa-privacy-after-user-trust-takes-a-hit/
     
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