Alexa and Google spy on you

Only after the Google SVP let the public know ‘He’d let guests know about smart speakers‘, there is more bad news on these smart home devices. Researchers found approved apps that deliberately turn these devices to spy on their owner.

Alexa is listening
Alexa and Google Home evasedrop

Amazon- and Google-approved apps turned both voice-controlled devices into “smart spies.”

Source: Alexa and Google Home abused to eavesdrop and phish passwords

Google chief: I’d disclose smart speakers

“Does the owner of a home need to disclose to a guest? I would and do when someone enters into my home, and it’s probably something that the products themselves should try to indicate.”

Well, d’uh. If Rick Osterloh, SVP of Devices and Services, says so. At least the BBC writes.

Amazon Echo Frames

Amazon released some smart glasses. The Echo Frames. Businessinsider Analysts Peter and Ayoub share. And while at lease one is concerned with security, I’m wondering why none refers to what happend to Googles approach to smart glasses.

SmartHome recipes for the #IoT with IFTTT

IFTTT has established itself as the central decision making instance from your smart phone between all your data sources and gadgets. So enabling your Smart Home through IFTTT is only a short throught away. CNET has a few ideas for that matter.

Getting connected devices to work together isn’t always as easy as it should be. IFTTT can help your smart home function more smoothly by acting as a translator between the many languages of smart home devices.

via: CNET

The Internet of TV

The internet of things won’t only keep you from checking the time, it will also keep you from watching TV:

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Propaganda Poster für das Smartphone-Zeitalter

Sehr schön, sowas sollte in der ganzen Innenstadt und überall in der U-Bahn hängen.

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