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This is an interesting series of articles to consider. Basically it is pretty much impossible to avoid using the mega corporations.- LSW Goodbye Big Five https://gizmodo.com/c/goodbye-big-five
This journalist got it in his head to do everything he can to avoid using any top 5 hardware, software or service for 1 month. Learn why and how it went for him. Cybersecurity includes privacy as well. The top 5 industry leaders are that way mostly by questionable actions, tracking, selling your data, forcing you to use their services and many more dirty little tricks. We help millionaires and their corporations get richer while giving up our privacy for convenience. So, article 1 is why he decided to do this and article 2 what he did and the final results he found. 2 is definitely and interesting read, but it is LONG. You may choose to scroll through to just sections you are interested in. So I ask you, do you think you could give up the top 5 services etc.? 1. Why I'm Quitting Google, Amazon, Microsoft, Facebook, and Apple for a Month https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/article/mbxndq/one-month-without-big-five-microsoft-google-facebook-apple-amazon 2. How I Quit Apple, Microsoft, Google, Facebook, and Amazon https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/article/ev3qw7/how-to-quit-apple-microsoft-google-facebook-amazon
I've noticed over the last few days that Amazon's bot is scanning our forum. We've had it hit hundreds of posts within a period of minutes. See the image below. I was able to figure out is was amazon by simply doing an IP lookup. I am guessing they are ramping up Alexa's database. Stef
Amazon Key takes deliveries to new level: Inside your home https://www.cnet.com/news/amazon-key-takes-deliveries-to-a-new-level-inside-your-home/ This is another example of IoT (Internet of Things). A house lock and cameras connected to the ionternet. Now I will admit like many other IoT items this sounds very usefull. Here in my little rain foprrest corner of Alaska it has literally ranined 90+% of the days this summer. My wife buys alkot online and then we get home and find soaked boxes infront of the door. Yea, so this would be an awsome service! But is it secure? It may net be well covered in local news but in the security fiekd it is well known that most security camers in homes these days have crap for security software and are easy to hack into. When they created the lock, did the manufacturer have a good team looking at it from the security point or can a hacker easily crack your house lock online and let people in? There is a case recently where a lock company downloaded the wrong update to locks: Smart Locks Receive Bad Update; Hundreds Taken Offline. So, aside from general human laziness etc. saying how great the idea is... Anyone wondering if this is a real good idea from the cyber security point of view? Anyone feeling a bit queezy at the idea? Anyone wondering what your insurance will think about this (not pay or raise rates?) Anyone wondering who is liable if it is hacked and your house is ransacked?