it’s not skynet.
It’s not the end of the world.
It’s a bigass mesh network.
It won’t stop terrible WiFi passwords or people taking selfies with their vaccination cards.
Stupid is stupid and will spread with or without Jeffyboi helping.
You don’t like it, then don’t buy it.
You think it’s bad? Then actually discuss with others using real facts and arguments why you think so. Not YouTube.
Vote with your wallet, not your social media.
Thanks for coming to my ted talk.
@wholesomedonut The curious thing about "vote with your wallet", is that it gives people with bigger wallets more votes.
But the "don't buy it" thing doesn't seem to apply anyways? The issue with this Sidewalk thing seems to be that people have been buying devices (Amazon Echoes, Ring cameras) for years, and Amazon is suddenly changing _those_ devices which people _already bought_. "You shouldn't have bought that camera in 2019 because Amazon would change it in the future" doesn't make sense.
@mort RE bigger wallet == moar votez
I mean, c'est la vie. We tried a compromise to fix something like the "do it with resource X means people with more X get more power" thing in building the US govt.
And ever since, we've had the senate and the house at each other's throats every five minutes, because we tried to equalize every state's "wallet" by giving two paths of legislation that swing back and forth disproportionately.
SO as far as money goes is it the same? I guess.
@wholesomedonut It's not skynet....
Well, it's an open door to it anyway, to exfiltrate or inject data without being seen by other states doing classical mass surveillance. If such mesh network would be used by skynet because of the easy exploitation of security breaches or properties, well, it woukd be really bad, really.
I am personnaly convinced CIA has been covertly using such mesh technics for several years, to covertly spy on specific targets without calling attention.
@wholesomedonut It's a huge move from Bezos. It's a big disturbance in the cyber-force, would cyber star wars jedi say.
It is having a significant impact on the cyber-powers and rights model of billion users. And knowing bezos love for power, unlimited power, this mesh network MUST not be seen as a covert crypto-anarchist project, but a massive covert targeted spying network that will evade all other nations' security services attention and monitoring. At least for a while.
@wholesomedonut I don't have any Amazon devices, but I don't understand the furor. Is it actually configured insecurely, or is it a slippery slope argument that "they might do something bad in the future?" if it's the latter, that's true of all IoT devices always...
@seanchai @wholesomedonut Right I think I'm more in the camp of "what's new here?" If you put an internet-connected camera and/or microphone in your house, then you can only assume that you're being monitored 24/7. The only thing that has changed here is the physical layer. Why is everyone up-in-arms now that it's a ham radio band instead of wifi? Does that frequency also cause the 5G cancer or whatever?
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