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BabbleRabble 363 points ago +365 / -2

The State wanted to mount cameras on every street corner - instead they got citizens to pay for-instal them on their own.

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Skogin 214 points ago +214 / -0

And a microphone on every person.

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OneBigMaga 86 points ago +86 / -0

Let's not forget cameras and microphones built into your tvs, which idiots then connect to the internet.

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CelesteD 53 points ago +54 / -1

I can't even find a tv without internet connectivity to buy anymore, but I damn sure don't connect mine. "smart" tvs for dumb people ...

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residue69 32 points ago +33 / -1

I've found that even factory resetting these smart tv's doesn't remove any wireless access points they've been connected to. For the ones I've repaired and resold, I've set up fake access points for them to connect to.

I'd expect that they record whatever they can, store as much as they can, then upload whenever they have a chance to connect to the internet. I'll bet they scan for open wireless networks continually in the background.

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CharlieMike 33 points ago +33 / -0

My wife will tell you I am the dishwasher and I do occasionally connect to the internet. I also periodically go to the package store for updates.

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jsnforce 10 points ago +10 / -0

Heh, I fully expected you to say that you're wife is the dishwasher, etc. +1 for defying expectations.

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Darkheartisland 7 points ago +7 / -0

You have no right to repair it. /s

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Klyuchak 2 points ago +2 / -0

I mean they can give you some new features to clean things better or more effienciently with improved cycles, that said I'd still much rather have a USB update to more easily comb through the new code than to have it connected to the internet and have to try and track it through the network anytime it decides to do it on its own. Even when it's technically an improvment with nothing nefarious, I may have liked the old way better for whatever reason, and don't appreciate having the choice taken away. Maybe I have a special case with some unique clothing or pot that the new mode doesn't clean as well. Updates can be a great thing, but auto-updates are somthing that has plagued me since I first go into tech.

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climatestatis 8 points ago +8 / -0

Unencrypted access points are quite rare now. See the crowd-sourced map of nearly 800 million wifi networks at https://www.wigle.net/

You might like to search the map to see all the access points people have detected near you. Can filter to 'Possible Freenet'

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Friendly_B 5 points ago +5 / -0

Is there a way to sign up with an ISP anonymously to help from bring identified as a conservative physical address? Trying to avoid being put on a murder list for believing that taxes should be lower.

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Leeeashlee 7 points ago +7 / -0

Gulag for you

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climatestatis 3 points ago +3 / -0

Some thoughts... don't rely on this though.

I doubt anything with a physical connection like cable would work, as they obviously have to know the location.

The guy in this video gives some info on how to buy a phone second hand, pay anonymously to mint mobile for data, get a SIM card sent to a UPS store/box, then how to use the phone safely.

https://youtu.be/EtIAKv0ZxnM

He has other videos on related topics about alternative phone OSes, VPNs, Tor, virtual machines, crypto, and general privacy and security.

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Techrev 3 points ago +3 / -0

If they're targetting freenet, it must be getting popular now. I haven't tried it in years, has it improved?

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climatestatis 4 points ago +4 / -0

They define 'freenet' as

Finding Useable Networks: Using the "Free Net" search WiGLE users can find legal-to-use open networks near to their current location. They can also find local government open wireless networks, a cable company wireless offering that they are already paying for, or a local coffee shop that has a network available for use.

I don't think they mean the open meshed idea of the freenet project itself. I haven't used it. There seems to be active development - https://freenetproject.org/archives.html

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Allister 2 points ago +2 / -0

Even at the lower numbers, there is still plenty of wide-open access points in urban areas, every time I bust out my Yagi antenna I'm able to find open access points...

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KAG2020WIN 1 point ago +1 / -0

If I have my phone's data off, it will still connect to locked wifi for maps to work... It's odd

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climatestatis 1 point ago +1 / -0

If mobile data is off I don't think that turns off wifi, so your phone will be continuously scanning for nearby wifi, it just won't send/receive data from your mobile carrier. If wifi's still on I think you might still be able to know your location if you're near routers you've seen before and the phone knows where they were.

For the map to work usefully it typically needs data to refresh the map content unless you're using an app with its own downloaded maps, or you've told Google maps to have some offline areas. I assume mapping apps keep a cache of some recent data to make them work faster. If you have GPS on it could use that for your location and show you any map data it has stored locally.

See if you can get maps working without mobile data when you are located somewhere outside the geographical range of places you've used mapping before.

If you've found a way to get online maps working with no mobile data and no free wifi then you have discovered a way to get a free data service, which is unlikely.

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FrostedCricketFlakes 4 points ago +4 / -0

LG TVs a few years ago were sending the names of files on any drives connected to their TVs to LG.

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Moebius 3 points ago +3 / -0

Filter your network by device MAC Address and restrict the number of connections.

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CelesteD 2 points ago +2 / -0

all wireless devices do, unless you specifically turn that function off, and even then there are permissionless "instant app updates" that aren't mentioned and incredibly nebulous. I've seen them turn themselves on and disappear a few seconds later after downloading things.

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menchelke 7 points ago +7 / -0

Ya, and it's hard to find "monitors" larger than like 27 inches, or maybe 30 inches. I wouldn't be surprised though, if they aren't stealthily connecting to open wifi near you, or uploaded through cell towers, etc.

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AndrewLB 5 points ago +5 / -0

There are tons of monitors larger than 27”. Try looking at newegg.com

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menchelke 2 points ago +2 / -0

Hey thanks. I was more looking for something in the 65 inch range. But I did see a 49" oled gaming monitor. This might due.

I don't know why I forgot about Newegg.... getting to old and brain fried I guess.

It's that or a 65 or 77 lg oled.

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SuperHarleyQuinn 2 points ago +2 / -0

Highly recommend the LG OLED. The picture is incredibly. Only drawback is that not all games use a true black, and it’s definitely noticeable sometimes.

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yeldarb1983 3 points ago +3 / -0

Buy a used tv and rip out the mic and camera if it has it.

Might also be a good idea to see if anyone's made custom firmware for your specific tv model...

That being said, a faraday cage is always an option...

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Bohemyth_2 1 point ago +1 / -0

Literal brother found Ted kaczynski

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labiator 2 points ago +2 / -0

based bro

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Snipthetipandsip 4 points ago +4 / -0

Found a 48" flat screen samsung on FB market place for 95$ and it's un-smart.

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DontTreadOnLego 3 points ago +3 / -0

I still use an old cathode ray tube tv in the rare cases that I watch anything, and it is doubleplusunsmart :D

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CelesteD 1 point ago +1 / -0

so is still using FB :p but yeah, I hear you.

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MasksAreChildAbuse 2 points ago +2 / -0

Yeah buying a new tv is probably impossible without connectivity. Especially any 4K models. You could still probably find some nice 1080p models without any WiFi.

There may be some early 4K projectors though, like commercial/business projectors, without any connectivity.

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Cacciali_Via 1 point ago +1 / -0

I hate to tell you but you're on the internet now.

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Skogin 9 points ago +9 / -0

The ubiquitous telescreen.

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AndrewLB 8 points ago +8 / -0

There is a way to block all that crap. It’s called pi-hole. Essentially you use a $20 raspberry pi single board computer which blocks all non essential DNS activity. It takes a little bit of technical know-how it there are plenty of tutorials showing step by step how to get it up and running. Combine it with a good VPN and you’re set.

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p8riot 2 points ago +2 / -0

That doesn't prevent it scanning for other open networks in the area. Xfinity routers, for example, by default are set to dual-serve as an open network hub (I wonder why...)

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when_we_win_remember 3 points ago +3 / -0

Because Fuck Comcast, that's why

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pepperonishoes 4 points ago +4 / -0

Who does not think about this? Oh, I see, idiots.

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MasksAreChildAbuse 1 point ago +1 / -0

Samsung was found to have some models have that shit installed even when it wasn’t disclosed in the product information. Sketchy stuff

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IeatCrakerzNbed 2 points ago +2 / -0

Don't forget Alexa and Siri and "ok Google"

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SquiggyMcPepe 11 points ago +11 / -0

Or at least get flip phones for communication and make sure the pc webcams always point to something not identifiable.

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marvinthehaggler 28 points ago +28 / -0

Assume that anything you install is reading anything you have on any digital device and sending that information back to someone who is not your friend. Like, the CCP. Or... the Cee Eye Aye. Or is backdoor granting them access to those things.

The #1 thing I want to see ripped apart are all of these "IoT wall jack switches" that cost $14 each and enable you to turn off your lamp with your phone. I would bet a large amount of money that these innocuous devices, all made in China, are anything but innocuous.

But the more obvious one is the Alexa. Assume Amazon and a bunch of other people know when you sleep, how often and when you take a shit, what sort of information you consume, what you say to all of your friends in your home, the last time you fucked your wife, if your wife is also fucking anyone else, and pretty much anything else.

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CelesteD 15 points ago +15 / -0

all of the home assistants have been proven to spy on you, iirc, all of them.

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marvinthehaggler 5 points ago +5 / -0

I had a fully automated IoT deployment I built myself for my house in like... 2015. But one day I used some equipment I have to see my network traffic and within an hour of seeing the traffic leaving my house, I shut it all down and smashed it all with a hammer.

People simply do not realize what is happening to them.

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Overkillengine 2 points ago +2 / -0

They literally have to in order to perform their functions. It's sad how many technophiles we have in our society that are a lethal mix of lazy and naive.

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BingusCombat 4 points ago +4 / -0

I talk about whatever I want because I would welcome stasi faggots coming after me. Send to Valhalla bolsheviks, bet I get at least one.

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marvinthehaggler 5 points ago +5 / -0

Also I should note the use of "Stasi" and "Bolshevik".

  1. Someone did his or her homework.
  2. Someone is therefore my new friend.
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marvinthehaggler 4 points ago +4 / -0

Sure. Agreed. But also I don't want to help them.

It's pretty hopeless though. Your phone, your tell-a-vision, your toaster... it's all listening to you.

Valhalla. A fellow Ostmen warrior. Good. Salute.

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marvinthehaggler 2 points ago +2 / -0

Braxman is THE DUDE.

I have considered purchasing one of his souped up Raspberry Pis.

He is also intelligent about phones, etc. I can spot a faker in that area pretty fast, due to past experience. He is not a faker.

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glow-operator-2-0 1 point ago +1 / -0

I keep posting Biden pedophile stories on my Google Drive.

Let's see how long I stay free.

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marvinthehaggler 1 point ago +1 / -0

Well, if you are posting any photos, you are guilty of child pornography and you will go to prison and be killed in there by the inmates. So... don't do that.

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Sparks1017 2 points ago +2 / -0

I have mine covered, and have no Alexa or Siri or whatever the fuck they're called. When they came out I thought, now you're bringing them right into your house to see and hear everything you do and say and paying them to do it . Fuck that

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Mooksayshigh 4 points ago +5 / -1

And you guys really think that makes any difference now? If you have a social security number and ever walk out of your front door, they got you.

You guys are on incredibly late damage control when you should just be buying ammo and preparing for the inevitable.

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Pumpingiron_Patriot1 30 points ago +30 / -0

I am a Networking Engineer and I do white hat hacking.

DO NOT use IoT devices. DO NOT.

Minimize the use to cell phones only.

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Winged_Splinter 7 points ago +7 / -0

I have a nest thermostat, but it isn't connected to my network, and while it would be convenient to adjust the thermostat from my phone, I don't find the risk to outweigh the benefit.

The only reason I even have it is because it seems to operate my HVAC system a lot better than the analog and does in fact save me money on my electric while trying to cool a 2300 sq ft cape cod.

I'll admit I did have it connected when I first got it, but then google kept trying to get access to my email and other such things and so I disabled the wifi feature of the device.

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AndrewLB 4 points ago +4 / -0

I recently had to replace my window air conditioner. New one comes with “Toshiba connect”. I took the cover off and found what WiFi module and removed it.

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marvinthehaggler 1 point ago +1 / -0

Preez Crick!

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9Alp_CMa 2 points ago +2 / -0

Thought i heard Brax tech talking about how they have 400? Mhz radios in them that allows them to create their own mesh networks with your neighbors.maybe that was Alexa.

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9Alp_CMa 2 points ago +2 / -0

Thats the one! Thanks fren

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Pumpingiron_Patriot1 2 points ago +2 / -0

Just a little tip, even if it is not connected to your network it transmits on 2.4Ghz radio. The SSID might be hidden. But, it is very simple to Crack using aircrackng on Kali Linux.

A little tip for everyone:

Use as less as IOT devices as possible in ur home.

Carefully monitor ur router. Make sure the firewalls are all on, and it shouldn't respond to external pings on its WAN ports.

Routers these days also come with Port scan prevention. I.e of some IP is performing a port scan on ur routers, that IP will be blocked.

Ofcourse the script can just change its IP using a different VPN, but the point is to make it as hard as possible to intruders to get in.

And DO NOT open suspicious emails.

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Winged_Splinter 2 points ago +2 / -0

This is good information for those who aren't aware, but I myself work in Information Security, so my home is pretty secure.

Thanks regardless.

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KarenKarenKaren 5 points ago +6 / -1

Do iPhones count as IOT devices?

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elmerecido 2 points ago +4 / -2

Considering that they're a networked computer over which you have little control and no ability to audit its code, YES. I suggest putting things that fall into this category on a separate subnet in your house. That includes 'smart' TVs, playstations, etc. Data you care about should be stored on systems that are isolated on separate networks within your domicile.

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KarenKarenKaren 4 points ago +4 / -0

Follow up question. Do consumer grade VPNs for iPhones do anything?

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elmerecido 4 points ago +4 / -0

It depends on the VPN. Many of the companies hocking VPN services sell your data. They do keep your ISP from snooping on you and selling your info. I imagine many VPN endpoints are surrounded by swarming flies and not so private.

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OneBigMaga 2 points ago +2 / -0

No.

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AndrewLB 2 points ago +2 / -0

You can block most of this crap by setting up dns blocking using a “pi-hole”.

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Kinestron 2 points ago +2 / -0

I listened to a podcast called Bitcoin Echo Chamber and I believe it was from their May 15th episode, Weapons of Mass Communications where they mention the encryption on all the VPNs/advertised encryption are essentially worthless if the NSA or some other agency really wants access to your conversation/data. I think one conversation revolved around the app, Signal, and the government requesting access to their servers. The problem being your phone number tied to the app so they will know everything about you. Anyone that has too strong of encryption gets targeted, one of the stories about a company in Canada and how the U.S.(a court in CA of all places) still got involved, threatened litigation against the owner and end result was the company losing all it's customers. They had servers and domains in the U.S. so places like GoDaddy capitulated then there was no need for the U.S. to try to bring the case to court because they got what they wanted.

tldr: assume the encryption can be broken

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ebuy123 3 points ago +3 / -0

if the NSA wants us they are going to get us. we can block the local cable company, no problemo but VPNs wont stop the beast.

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CrackerJack2 2 points ago +2 / -0

That's why I communicate by tapping on the pipes.

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elmerecido 1 point ago +1 / -0

Downvoted? lol

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PapaPepe 4 points ago +4 / -0

Tech enthusiast- Every single thing in my home is a smart device

Somebody who works in tech- The only thing I have is a printer. I keep a gun next to it and will shoot it if it makes a noise I don't recognize.

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CantStumpTheTrump 2 points ago +3 / -1

The fact that you say "don't use IoT devices" as if they weren't any other network device to secure make me think you aren't really a network engineer.

Putting any device on your network should be secured. Just because you're adding some prefix to it doesn't change anything or make that class of device unusable or to be avoided.

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someoldcoderguy 18 points ago +19 / -1

You mean the devices whose security is so laughable, that any former bartender from New York could hack it?

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TEXinLA 12 points ago +12 / -0

Any excluding AOC.

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Redcell6 8 points ago +8 / -0

IoT worldwide market was worth $383B in 2020 and is forecasted to rise to over $1T in 2030. Number of IoT devices worldwide is expected to triple in this time span. This shit is everywhere.

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marvinthehaggler 6 points ago +6 / -0

IPv6 + 5G and it's going to be a real shit show of so much information about you flowing in so many different directions you won't even really be able to comprehend it. A true "Prison Planet".

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EndTheFedReserve 3 points ago +3 / -0

5G is designed for AI, not humans, and it will be able to make so many decisions we won't be able to keep track or comprehend half of what's going on.

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marvinthehaggler 4 points ago +4 / -0

And the 5G essentially makes all of the "nodes" on the network into ... perhaps ... a big brain. Skynet, basically....

These folks are trying to solve the "hard problem of consciousness" and they are trying to get you to pay for their experiment.

Don't do it.

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AndrewLB 3 points ago +3 / -0

Don’t be fooled by all the AI talk, we are a long way from developing anything even remotely close to what we think of as artificial intelligence.

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marvinthehaggler 1 point ago +1 / -0

When I hear "AI" generally I reply with "You mean 'Expert System'." Or these days I am a bit nicer and allow "Machine Learning".

The intelligent entity that is silicon-based and not meat-based has not been made, and won't be made for perhaps millenia, and perhaps never. "The Hard Problem of Consciousness" could be that ... we are not God. So we can't make it. What these mental giants are doing now appears to follow a thesis that "if we can create enough nodes, eventually the density of computational power will just ... wake up." I think that's adorable.

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brundlefly777 1 point ago +1 / -0

Care to elaborate? I'm only familiar with stories of robots who learned to communicate entirely to themselves without human knowledge and, while conceptually simple, that part is just freaky enough for me.

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marvinthehaggler 1 point ago +1 / -0

Btw, I do think we could make a Morlock. A Golem. Something that is more than an automaton but much less than human. The problem there is how do we ram enough computational power into a "human or dog sized thing" that can then still move around, have a bunch of sensors, and have enough battery power to be useful.

Code takes the jump jet. Silicon takes the elevator. But battery chemistry takes the stairs.

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EndTheFedReserve 3 points ago +3 / -0

It is known that they've been creating an artificial digital superintelligence for quite a while now, based off collective data input by over a billion people - so it's very real what we are dealing with.

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marvinthehaggler 6 points ago +6 / -0

The operative question is "How did these eight pounds of meat (the human brain) achieve consciousness?" This is what is called "in the biz", "the hard problem of consciousness". So psychopaths are busy trying a bunch of ways to force the "eight pounds of silicon" in this case to achieve consciousness. They cannot figure out how to do it. So the operative theory is now to build a computer that is so vast and dealing with so many calculations and decisions at once that it will eventually just magically wake up and have consciousness.

  1. Sure. Maybe.
  2. Probably not.

It's the idea of an atheist.

But that does not mean they can't take down the whole human race in the process of conducting their experiment. And you/we should assume that they are very willing to do that.

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CantStumpTheTrump 0 points ago +1 / -1

IoT devices aren't a thing, they are just another network device; stop acting like they are special...

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Redcell6 3 points ago +3 / -0

Well, gee, I’ll stop acting like that right now on your say so. How about a nice warm cup of fuck off I’ll post what I like?

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pente1776 5 points ago +5 / -0

So, you won't be posting tomorrow, since you're getting rid of your computer?

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JustHereForTheSalmon 54 points ago +57 / -3

Imagine believing police are here to help you.

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destroyer713 33 points ago +33 / -0

My folks had a guy with no license or insurance, operating a car that was falling apart turn sharply, plow through their fence and come to a stop in their yard. The police came, talked to the guy, didn't give him so much as a ticket for operating a motor vehicle without a license citatin and left. He left the car in their yard for 5 days before suddenly showing up and dragging it off, saying he would be back shortly to fix the fence.

Guess who fixed the fence. Yeah, I had to do it.

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Lockdown106 6 points ago +6 / -0

Name does not check out

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kyblugrass 24 points ago +24 / -0

Police will always punt the first time with property crimes on private property. Because there was no injuries, they'll treat it as an accidental civil issue with property damage. You'll likely have to sue the guy or get insurance involved. But you gotta at least make them take report, because insurance will drag their feet without that, or just want you to pay your deductible.

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ThisTrainHasNoBrakes 19 points ago +19 / -0

Turn on your sprinklers then burn down his house.

Did the insurance company end up suing him?

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TheDankLord 13 points ago +13 / -0

"Now we'll know when our Amazon package is here!"

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Sylvester1212 9 points ago +9 / -0

People just don't realize it.

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SuperFreedomMan 195 points ago +195 / -0

Ring is owned by Amazon/Bezos.

Get yourself an NVR setup. You get more cameras, physical HDD, remote access, and no monthly subscription fee.

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Alpha_Optimus 63 points ago +63 / -0

Came here to say this about Amazon owning Ring. It's why I didn't go with them and chose a different option. I don't need Alexa going HAL 9000 or Big Brother on me.

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glow-operator-2-0 6 points ago +6 / -0

The other big no is NEST (Google Alphabet owns that).

I'm looking into Swann or Heimvision, but a lot of that junk is made in China.

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UrTVisLying2U 25 points ago +26 / -1

They know what's happening inside of your house. They know what's happening outside of your house.

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Jack_HinsonTN 27 points ago +27 / -0

🎶 They know when you've been sleeping

They know when you're awake

They know when you've been bad or good

So be good for goodness sake! 🎶

"Queue off-key creepy humming"

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climatestatis 4 points ago +4 / -0

They not only know when you're sleeping but plan to monitor your exact sleep patterns by radar. https://www.theverge.com/2021/7/12/22573807/amazon-echo-radar-sensor-sleep-tracking-google-soli

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sackofwisdom 17 points ago +17 / -0

🎶 The NWO is coming to town. 🎶

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Droford 6 points ago +6 / -0

**Let me tell you something brother..

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Cuzyoudbeinjail 8 points ago +8 / -0

🎵 It's beginning to look a lot slavery.🎵

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Skogin 8 points ago +8 / -0

🎶 Burnin’ down the house! 🎶

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Showpoodles 7 points ago +7 / -0

Every breath you take

Every move you make

Every bond you break

Every step you take

I'll be watching you

Every single day

Every word you say

Every game you play

Every night you stay

I'll be watching you

https://youtu.be/OMOGaugKpzs

The Police

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Virtigo31 16 points ago +16 / -0

Saving this comment

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Postal 3 points ago +3 / -0

Recommendations? I have ring and use 3 cams w/ doorbell. Had a swann but the cabling was crazy and stuff was outdated. Would like a nice compact system that ultimately won't out me.

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MADRID 114 points ago +114 / -0

FUCK YOU "NEIGHBORS TEAM"

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Magabirdlady2 [S] 29 points ago +30 / -1

Yeah pissed me off big time.

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Liquid_Hot_MAGA 4 points ago +4 / -0

Post your submission here!

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Libertas_Vel_Mors 18 points ago +18 / -0

"MY SHIT GOT BROKEN INTO!!!111!!"

"I tried to warn y'all through this bullshit Ring App, but..."

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Deadpool 75 points ago +76 / -1

Because you said man on bicycle….. now if you would have said a jogger…. 👌

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TheSaltyVet 16 points ago +16 / -0

Or bear with small hat on a uni-cycle?

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bigdickhangsright 2 points ago +2 / -0

😂

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Magabirdlady2 [S] 4 points ago +5 / -1

🤣

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Nfn8wzdm 56 points ago +56 / -0

What was your report? They don't show the whole thing you reported?

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Magabirdlady2 [S] 42 points ago +44 / -2

Basically man on bike red shorts black top in neighbor’s yard behind tree. She yelled at him and he mumbled and took off. I saw him ride our house then on my home from Chick-fil-A saw him in another neighborhood walking with lady who looked mentally disabled and it concerned me. Could be he was disabled himself. Still they should have posted.

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GainesvilleFlorida 63 points ago +63 / -0

I guarantee it was because you said the word black. Nextdoor now has the same level of idiotic censorship, except their algorithms are written in the 1990s.

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brassmule 29 points ago +29 / -0

Colored top would have been more appropriate? Or wait, top of colors? Top that absorbs the full light spectrum?

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johnqpublic864 6 points ago +6 / -0

dat wacis!!!

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Mooksayshigh 3 points ago +3 / -0

It’s just Spanish. I speak mostly fluent English mixed with a very small % of Spanish in there. It’s part of my culture.

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GainesvilleFlorida 6 points ago +6 / -0

Shirt of color worn by similar person.

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Magabirdlady2 [S] 3 points ago +3 / -0

Lol

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ShartMaster 3 points ago +3 / -0

I believe that "a top of color" is the politically correct term.

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BlackPillBot 3 points ago +3 / -0

Next time try ebony

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XlDEN 9 points ago +9 / -0

Without a racial description the tip was worthless anyway.

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johnqpublic864 3 points ago +3 / -0

Maybe not in your neighborhood. I don't have a flood of red shirts riding bikes through my neighborhood.

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Thrasymachus 5 points ago +5 / -0

Nextdoor is the same way. It's Coulter's Law in full effect--even in a hugely liberal area.

Someone posts about someone doing something shady as shit. Someone else complains that, without a description, the post is useless OP admits begrudgingly that the suspect is black Post gets removed

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they-see-me-trollin 7 points ago +7 / -0

with all the racer bullshit blowing up over the last few years, ring started banning posts where a person was described as black, latino/hispanic. then because it's a physical product company, banning just that is actually illegal in many states. so now any racial descriptions are banned.

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Virtigo31 41 points ago +41 / -0

Wait wtf happened?!

They removed it because you think that they think you were implying something possibly cultural?

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Whitespace 28 points ago +28 / -0

You think something possibly cultural might be linked to crime?

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Virtigo31 20 points ago +20 / -0

Just a little bit of jogging is all

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MarsupialHomeRule 27 points ago +27 / -0

My neighbors toolshed experienced some cultural enrichment a week ago, when his drill was liberated from its colonial master.

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CovefefeREEEE 14 points ago +14 / -0

My drill was liberated too. Sounds like a revolution is afoot.

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johnqpublic864 4 points ago +4 / -0

Alright bigots, listen up. There was a mostly peaceful protest in that toolshed. Just don't own anything worth being liberated. It's your own fault for owning stuff.

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PepeTheFrug 24 points ago +24 / -0

"suspicious black man poking around my neighbors' back yard" is now racist

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Virtigo31 10 points ago +10 / -0

For real though.

I want to know what exactly he said to trigger this ring to go woke on him. Did he specifically mention a black person? Is that how it flags? Are they now flagging specific descriptions?

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PepeTheFrug 10 points ago +10 / -0

Well if you go by the subconscious woke mindset playbook, you'd assume that all thieves are black and don't need an actual description to know the race of your neighborhood criminal.

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Virtigo31 3 points ago +3 / -0

True

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ihaveotherthingstodo 3 points ago +3 / -0

the subconscious woke mindset playbook, you'd assume that all thieves are black

Oh, you mean like "Poor kids are just as bright as white kids"?

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unclebobinator 7 points ago +10 / -3

Yeah this post smells like bullshit. Reporting a suspicious guy on a bike shouldn't be removed, but he's not giving us the exact information on what his report said.

Ring is bullshit and he's right to cancel, but this post shouldn't have been stickied.

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rubyfreemanroxmysox 2 points ago +2 / -0

its in a comment above. nothing out of the ordinary

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unclebobinator 1 point ago +1 / -0

Figures

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Virtigo31 2 points ago +2 / -0

Yeah, at least clarify exactly what the fuck happened before you sticky something calling for the boycott pitchforks. I mean I'm down to cancel if they are trying to establish some sort of protected class bullshit disguised as some sort of anti-extremism garbage, like PayPal. But I'd like to know exactly what they did first.

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Magabirdlady2 [S] 0 points ago +1 / -1

Not bullshit.

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brotatofarmer 2 points ago +2 / -0

We getting no proof tho

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Magabirdlady2 [S] 2 points ago +2 / -0

No, she and I described what he was wearing red shorts and black top. Not fake.

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Magabirdlady2 [S] 0 points ago +1 / -1

Lol

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Magabirdlady2 [S] 1 point ago +4 / -3

That’s kind of what they say if you read that reply from them

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Virtigo31 3 points ago +3 / -0

I mean no not really. they could just as easily be telling you not to jump the gun and falsely accuse someone.

For real, I am the first one to cancel these fuckers if it was specifically about race and they are championing some sort of jogging, protected class.

But it would be nice to be damn sure before getting all up in arms about shit you know?

Because I'm reading your screenshot here and I must be repeatedly skipping over the part where they mention race.

I mean, did they change your post or what?

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I_SPEAK_JIVE 40 points ago +40 / -0

I'm pretty sure neighbors is a weird joke that they are trying to kill

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magaspif 21 points ago +21 / -0

like joggers?

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TheThreeSeashells 38 points ago +38 / -0

...maintain a cutlure on Neighbors where all are welcome.

Isn't the point of Ring to catch people who might not be welcome, such as burglars, porch pirates and other assorted criminals of varying degree? And isn't the point of Neighbors to make your neighbors and neighborhood aware of them?

So essentially Ring is saying, "Buy our product, but we will no longer allow you to use it to try to improve the safety of your home or neighborhood."

Piss off.

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Groundpounder 12 points ago +13 / -1

“A culture where all are welcome… just not in my gated neighborhood” - Jeff Bezos

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ParticleCannon 8 points ago +8 / -0

After last year, suggesting that "burglars, porch pirates, and other assorted criminals" "might not be welcome" is incredibly racist

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Magabirdlady2 [S] 2 points ago +3 / -1

YES!!

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mustangjayyyme 2 points ago +2 / -0

Yeah that's insane...so much for helping out your neighbors by letting them know of suspicious peeps. No fucking thanks.

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LiveFreeDieFree 23 points ago +23 / -0

Yeah, I made a post warning people to avoid an area due to protests and was jumped on by the other "neighbors." Ring then deleted my post. Then some douche posted a counter posting telling "neighbors" to come and protest freely in the area. They cheered and said this was what my post should have said. Idiots.

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thedscpede 4 points ago +4 / -0

You should take advantage of this. Write in the post that the protest is at the address where all raycisssmmm occurs, then include the address of your town's local democrat headquarters. Rest assured that the majority of these BLM protesters won't even know what address that is.

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RedCat 2 points ago +2 / -0

Move. Now.

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hisnamewasjeff 1 point ago +1 / -0

Lead the protestors into his home

No borders. Doors are illegal. No human being is illegal or something.

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realPhantomFuck 17 points ago +17 / -0

Whenever someone reports suspicious activity on Nextdoor there is always an army of SJW Karens who comment "Why did you bring race into this?" or "What does race have to do with this?"

It's an identifier, you fucking retards

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mustangjayyyme 1 point ago +1 / -0

THIS, FUCK....like literally you can see color of skin...without being pegged a racist. But whatever these people on all these sites are overrun by leftists. Nextdoor and ring. Fuck them, they can get gangbanged and murdered if that's what they want. Nah, let's not warn our neighbors about suspicious activities. The rich ass neighborhood next to me...Some black dudes confronted a guy coming home around christmas time with guns in his garage. Took his christmas presents, took his key for his new lambo, and then tried to go inside and the dude said no his kids were in there. They pinned him up against the wall, and he couldn't get to his gun on his back. Note to anyone, keep a gun somewhere else...besides your back. And I don't even think the story came out...only knew about it because of my gossip-y neighbors. Fortunately we're friends with a neighborhood cop now, so he recently said people were targeting cars with gun related stickers and stealing guns out of there esp at bars...

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FrogsLoveBass 16 points ago +16 / -0

Lmfao Their own system can't even report suspicious activity correctly, which is its whole purpose. LMFAO. Oh, you can't make this shit up folks. Clown world INTENSIFIES

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AnthraciteCracker 14 points ago +14 / -0

Are you sure he wasn't just checking out your neighbor's construction project?

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Winterds001 14 points ago +14 / -0

Yes, you cannot post anything that is suspicious if a black person is doing it. Posted while ago of these 2 black kids walking in front of my porch, literally saying they wouldn't take my package because of the Ring cameras... and they removed it.

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realPhantomFuck 4 points ago +4 / -0

Like they'll do anything

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MetaSlave 12 points ago +12 / -0

What?

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Genericwhitemale 1 point ago +1 / -0

Yea I've read this post like 3 times and it makes zero sense

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ckover9000 11 points ago +11 / -0

RING deleted one of my posts last year about a gang of kids who was throwing stuff at cars, breaking house windows, and ultimately jumped my kid at a park, because I said they were from the trailer park (which they were) and it was disparaging people based on their socioeconomic background. A lot of other people in threads on other posts were saying their videos were being deleted because they showed black people who were mostly porch pirating packages, and RING does not tolerate perpetuation of stereotypes.

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CJ74U2NV 9 points ago +9 / -0

"non-light reflecting skin color"

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LonelyLadypedeSF_CA 10 points ago +10 / -0

"melanin enriched"

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loric4882 3 points ago +3 / -0

BIPOC person of indeterminate gender

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NC_patriot 3 points ago +3 / -0

Former kangz.

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Whitespace 8 points ago +8 / -0

"Where all are welcome" to rob you?

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Republic_or_Nothing 7 points ago +7 / -0

lol at the comments where ppl are worried about government hearing them. I'm going to tell you right now you should stop caring and here's why. If they want to listen to you and watch you, there's fuck all you can do about it. Unless you want to go off the grid and live like a wild animal. Good luck with that.

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MassRelay 7 points ago +7 / -0

Making neighborhoods safer by removing posts warning others about suspicious activity? Bold move.

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Pinochet_Was_Right 7 points ago +7 / -0

Just report 'joggers'

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SubaruKayak 6 points ago +6 / -0

Why bother with any of that shit, just call the Police non emergency number. Dispatch will handle it. Be sure to add "he looks dangerous and I'm armed"

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Maga2020Maga2020 3 points ago +3 / -0

A Somali diversity hire cop may show up and murder you...it happened.

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Genericwhitemale 2 points ago +2 / -0

Love my local pd. They're usually pretty quick to respond

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mateus 6 points ago +6 / -0

Sounds like it's "Neighbors" that's woke, not Ring.

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bidensniffingkids 1 point ago +1 / -0

Neighbors is a "sub application" of Ring...

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mateus 3 points ago +3 / -0

Oh, I did not know that!

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r3vbo 5 points ago +5 / -0

Frankly, you’re a moron for ever buying Ring in the first place

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noonthirty 1 point ago +1 / -0

So true.

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jennyfrutex 5 points ago +5 / -0

I wonder if Ring would have something to say if this turned out to be a murderer fleeing the scene of a crime. "Well, at least we're not racist."

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ParticleCannon 5 points ago +5 / -0

I mean, they're owned by Amazon, so...

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Morgio_Zoroder 4 points ago +4 / -0

Any home camera system should be wired and air-gapped.

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MemeLawd 4 points ago +5 / -1

Well ring is owned by Amazon so you cucked yourself when you bought it. 99% of us knew that

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MasterChef 4 points ago +4 / -0

My parents use an app called nextdoor. Their neighbor was banned after he made a post about a stranger riding a bike taking pictures of people's houses. For context somebody just tried to steal his ATV at 5am a few days prior, and petty theft is a common problem in the area.

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SigSauer1776 4 points ago +4 / -0

They are owned by Amazon, of course they hate white people.

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LostSailor 3 points ago +3 / -0

Ok so this happened to me as well a couple years ago when I first posted. Apparently my account was flagged as suspicious because of the email I used. I just had to prove that I owned that account and I was able to post. I’ve posted several times since then. The account that ring uses for neighbors is not the same they verify you in order to post to your neighborhood cause well they want to make sure you really live there.

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Magabirdlady2 [S] 1 point ago +1 / -0

This was the first time this happened. But I had only commented on other post never posted myself before. We got this 2 years ago it was our first camera so to speak. Now we have a great cam set up for outside house and really don't even need ring.

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_Trunalimunumaprzure 3 points ago +4 / -1

To be fair- you’re recording someone else’s back yard .. how about just call the neighbor directly if you’re really worried? Ring isn’t being woke in this instance, they just don’t want you recording people and declaring them to be suspicious without context. That’s reasonable. Their policy would be considered “woke” if you were only allowed to used race as a description for white people and not black people, or if you were only allowed to show while people being suspicious.

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Maga2020Maga2020 1 point ago +1 / -0

It was automated and keyed off the word black for the color shirt the dude was wearing...

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Magabirdlady2 [S] 1 point ago +1 / -0

She was an elderly lady and called us down the way.

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imgunnasayit 3 points ago +3 / -0

Are you familiar with the neighbors app? This isn't about woke..this is about how that app has turned into nothing but scared Karen's posting about literally anyone doing anything and telling people to "watch out" for them...while making insane assumptions about people's motives... it's intrusive as fuck...

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Magabirdlady2 [S] 1 point ago +1 / -0

Yes my neighbor uses that..not me.

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sleepinggiant 3 points ago +3 / -0

Im amazed that people install survellince equipment in their houses that corporations and government have access to. Oh and nest does the same shit. It uses wifi signal to create a map of the inside of your house and watch movement of the occupants.

Like building your own personal prison.

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Maga2020Maga2020 2 points ago +2 / -0

Unplug Alexa

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nutmeg 3 points ago +4 / -1

?

I see no reason for this post to exist on this forum

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militantnationalist6 3 points ago +3 / -0

I quit next-door for things like this as well. This is the end result honestly right? Notice that one group of people may be overrepresented in robberies in the area or something? They'll just stop you from noticing.

We all know why they did it but we all also know they wouldn't have done it if the roles had been reversed.

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YourOwnGreatGrandma -4 points ago +1 / -5

Why’d you quit if BOTCOTTS DO NUFFFFFING?

Retard alert.

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spinometer 3 points ago +3 / -0

you implied his shirt was American Indian therefore they censored your post

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11numbereleven11 2 points ago +2 / -0

Didn't Amazon buy ring?

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Kekman85 2 points ago +2 / -0

Ring is owned by Amazon I believe. That should explain it.

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Ivleeeg 2 points ago +2 / -0

They're owned by Amazon aren't they?

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KilroyJCNJ 2 points ago +2 / -0

Sortakinda makes you wish the neighborhood was hit with a sudden string of burglaries and vandalism. . .

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elc0 2 points ago +2 / -0

As one of the many property owners in the red hot real estate market, I'm in the market for some CCTV. Ring was among the few plug and play systems I was considering. Not anymore. Thanks for the heads up.

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Magabirdlady2 [S] 1 point ago +1 / -0

I noticed how lately there have not been many alerts.Mostly lost pets etc.

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OriginalDuplicate 1 point ago +1 / -0

Check out nextdoor. That site is hilarious

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behemoth887 2 points ago +2 / -0

you should reply to them that it's a white guy and watch them frantically backtrack and then laugh at how pathetic they are.

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friedchicken 2 points ago +2 / -0

Fuck big tech. Do y’all not have enough reasons to be suspicious already. Then you’re blind or stupid.

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BoatingAccident 2 points ago +2 / -0

They should change the name to "Commies".