Charles Stanhope

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The US has recording laws that vary by state. If you install one of those always listening devices in your home (e.g. "smart" TVs, Amazon Echo, or even a Mycroft), I wonder if you would be required to notify house guests depending on where you lived. (Of course, notifying guests seems like the polite things to do regardless of the law, but I doubt people want to be reminded they are being monitored.)

Then again, I just remembered that people are already walking around with listening devices in their pockets that are often always monitoring what is being said ("OK, Google!"), and I haven't heard anybody suggest we need notification. I guess when we are constantly recorded, there isn't much point in notification. Privacy is the exception, not the rule.


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"You don't seem to have been getting busy very much lately, may we suggest these enticing products?" ❌ at 2017-04-27T02:30:27Z

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Charles Stanhope at 2017-04-27T04:04:55Z

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AS2 has a Dislike verb :)

Christopher Allan Webber at 2017-04-27T13:34:01Z

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Also, almost all cellphones (and perhaps tablets), even some older ones, have a baseband processor, which is listening to things you say until you remove the battery. In newer models, they can also continue on/working some hours after the battery has been removed.

Adonay Felipe Nogueira at 2017-04-27T16:36:52Z