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Yes, Your Car is Spying on You

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With the help of an engineer who hacks cars’ computers to reconstruct accidents, the Washington Post hacked into a Chevy Volt’s computer recently and found that “vehicles are recording their owners’ every move” (https://clarion.causeaction.com/2019/12/26/washington-post-hacks-into-chevy-to-show-how-much-cars-are-spying-on-owners/).

You name it, the computer records it–where you go, how long you stay, who you call on your cell phone, just about anything that has to do with being in a car. The engineer found that the computer that runs the car’s “entertainment system”–oh, please–is most vulnerable to hackers.

But General Motors would not tell The Post just what information it was collecting. Nor are they saying what they do with it! (Someone really should have asked that question.) Are they selling it? If so, to whom? Who wants that kind of information, besides the communist Chinese government?

Don’t buy anything that’s pitched to you as “smart.” It’ll probably be used to spy on you.

Jesu defend us.

You Only *Think* You Own Your TV Set

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If they call it “smart,” beware!

A writer for The Atlantic bought a brand-new Samsung “smart TV” set recently and has been having all sorts of problems with it (https://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2019/01/smart-tvs-are-dumb/581059/).

“Your TV is now a computer, but not in a good way,” she entitles her essay. In addition to the TV crashing now and then, because it’s full of artificial stupidity technology, it comes complete with a CBS News app that can’t be deleted. So every few minutes, what you’re trying to watch on TV is marred by a nooze flash up in the corner of the screen. Heck, you wouldn’t want to miss the latest attack on Donald Trump, would you? And you can’t delete the freakin’ thing because it’s a done deal between CBS and Samsung in which the buyer of the set is not included.

Consulting a forum, the writer found a host of “outraged responses of other Samsung TV owners.”

Once again, the Pro-Choice crowd has made our choices for us. We’d just choose the wrong thing, don’t you know, just like we chose the wrong president.

I remember my father and my Uncle Ferdie, when our TV went on the fritz, taking it apart and testing all the vacuum tubes to find out which ones were shot and needed to be replaced. They replaced them, put it all back together, and it worked.

But this can’t be done anymore. We now have more technology in our lives than we can control or even understand–and I find something sinister about that. Who’s going to use our smart TVs–I’ve warned you to steer clear of anything that leftids call “smart”–to spy on us, and who’s going to get the information about our viewing habits, buying patterns, and whatever else they can dig up on us?

We don’t have a new TV set. Anything we want to watch, we watch on disc or on the Internet. We certainly don’t have a “smart” TV, we don’t want one, and we’re not going to get one.

Will technology make it finally possible for power-hungry loons to exercise total control over millions of people?

They’re working on it as we speak.

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