New wiki leaks says they can watch us via our smart TVs

Discussion in 'Security, Privacy & Anonymity' started by Jak3d, Mar 8, 2017.

  1. Jak3d

    Jak3d Member

  2. Mr. Magnificent

    Mr. Magnificent Member Supporter

    If they wanna see a half naked man playing pocket-tennis, then be my guest, watch me:rolleyes:
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  3. ickyrica

    ickyrica Member Supporter

    Your TV needs a camera for you to be watched. What's more likely is audio recording is taking place and stored on large scale servers that hit on keywords and shit like that. If your TV isn't connected to the internet no snooping can take place
  4. Kinetic

    Kinetic Member

    If I were the paranoid type, I'd be more concerned with the forward facing cameras on smartphones than I would be the snooping capabilities of a smart TV.

    But, then again, I'm not the paranoid type.
  5. Millard Baker

    Millard Baker Member

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  6. Jak3d

    Jak3d Member

    The bottom line is if you're just a normal human you're not being watched but I think it's the fact of how easily and how readily this happens that freaks me out.
  7. kawilt

    kawilt Member

    “Strange how paranoia can link up with reality now and then.”
    Philip K. Dick
  8. Kinetic

    Kinetic Member

    I know, I know.

    "Just because you're paranoid doesn't mean they're not after you."
    ― Joseph Heller
  9. Millard Baker

    Millard Baker Member

    I disagree. The take-away should be that "normal humans" are being watched. Maybe we should take FBI Director James Comey literally when he says the government believes it has access to your almost every communication including your memories.

    "There is no such thing as absolute privacy in America. There is no place outside the reach of judicial authority...

    Private conversations that matter most to us often at the most difficult moments in our lives, conversations with our doctors, with our attorneys, with our therapists, with our lawyers, with our spouses, with reporters, with all kinds of people that we have to have important conversations with, those are all protected by law, but none of them absolutely so.

    All of those zones of privacy can be pierced if a court finds compelling reasons to do so, and have long been physical spaces in our lives that are intensely personal, and private to all of us, but none of them absolutely so. Safe-deposit boxes, storage units, car trunks, our diaries, even if we have one of those little locks on them, all of those things, all of those things can be opened if the interests favoring opening them are compelling. As strange as it sounds even our memories are not absolutely private.

    Anyone of us could be compelled by a judge to testify about what we saw, what we heard, what we remember. We can be compelled to say what’s in the content of our minds even if it would hurt us, even if it was incriminating to us
    so long as we were protected from the government’s use of that information by an immunity order.” --- FBI Director James Comey via Inside the FBI: Expectations of Privacy: Balancing Liberty, Security, and Public Safety
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  10. kawilt

    kawilt Member

    Your not protected by anything!
  11. Jak3d

    Jak3d Member

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  12. master.on

    master.on Member

    That's why FBI director
    Why is everyone covering up their laptop cameras?
    Mark Zuckerberg
    Among others cover their cameras

    Yep, both cameras and mics can be hacked, and an Internet connection is a must.

    On a serious note if you can’t find a sticker just put a band aid.
    somehow I like that

    Now we know why Iphones had such a smooth finish
    Fanciness? You're so fcking naive
    So stickers just won't adhere!

    And think of morons who don't believe or ignore their TOR browser already comes with all kinds of spyware.
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  13. Jak3d

    Jak3d Member

    Ya TOR is the worst thing you could possibly ever use
  14. Kinetic

    Kinetic Member

    There's no such thing as 'anonymous' in the age of technology. I'm probably on a million lists from all the ambiguous terms I've looked up in my lifetime, even while spending much of it behind a VPN for added security.

    I don't let that prospect bother me. I've got enough anxiety in my life, I don't need more from being overly concerned about NSA boogeymen spying on me. Is it right? No. Does it keep me awake at night? Not at all.
  15. Jak3d

    Jak3d Member

    Thats pretty much how I feel. Given the choice of going back to the boring 80s or the time we live in now I'll take the surveillance.

    Their is not a damn thing we can do to prevent it, It's here to stay. Too much money is being made from it to change it and too many powerful people and private corperations are making a killing on government contracts to spy on us.

    I personally think it has nothing to do with security and everything to do with keeping private business that are government party donors... Wealthy
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  16. pumpingiron22

    pumpingiron22 Member Supporter

    I just walk around the house with tin foil on my head.
  17. ickyrica

    ickyrica Member Supporter

    You are part of the baked potato club too? My wife thinks I'm the only one
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  18. gr8whitetrukker

    gr8whitetrukker Member Supporter

    Its the new era were in
    Wait till they mandate laws to have equipment placed in your vehicle to prevent distracted driving.
    Driving and texting.
  19. master.on

    master.on Member

    Banning driving and texting is OK for me

    Now ban this
    And watch me join Republic of Texas or any other separatist group
  20. kawilt

    kawilt Member

    Thats funny...I joined them back in the mid ninety's
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