Your New Amazon smart House!

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I love Amazon for the range of things I can buy, and how I can also buy anonymously online.  Also, as an author, Amazon treats me well as far as royalties and commissions relative to other book distributors.  But they are starting to go too far!  Amazon held a ‘secret’ event this week where they unveiled a lot of new technologies that are totally over the line!  People, we need to wake up and start realizing that when we are using services that are cloud enabled, or that link to our online accounts, that information is being collected to serve the companies end.  I am not advocating for the end of using Amazon, in fact, I proudly use an affiliate link as a small means to help support this project.  We just need to be a little more cautious with the services we use from any company.

Here are the Amazon links for the news this week:

Your Amazon House
‘https://www.theverge.com/2018/9/20/17882140/amazon-basics-microwave-alexa-2018-smart-features-price-release-date’

‘https://www.cnbc.com/2018/09/19/amazon-scout-recommends-products-based-on-your-likes.html’

‘https://techcrunch.com/2018/09/20/amazons-alexa-can-now-act-on-hunches-about-your-behavior/’

‘https://www.theverge.com/2018/9/21/17886142/amazon-home-alexa-operating-system’

‘https://www.recode.net/2018/9/20/17883538/amazon-alexa-microwave-privacy-security’

We will also look at privacy, business, and security news this week, and these are the links to those articles:

Privacy
‘https://www.theverge.com/2018/9/18/17874752/facebook-messenger-bots-financial-data-banks-privacy-advertising’

‘https://www.theverge.com/2018/9/18/17855746/google-assistant-family-link-parental-controls’

‘https://www.geekwire.com/2018/nests-digital-health-ambitions-revealed-records-secretive-purchase-seattle-startup-senosis/’

‘https://www.theverge.com/circuitbreaker/2018/9/19/17878342/fitbit-care-healthcare-insurance-fitness-coach’

‘https://techcrunch.com/2018/09/20/delta-to-start-scanning-faces-at-airport-check-in/’

Business
‘https://www.theverge.com/2018/9/17/17868946/microsoft-windows-10-warning-prompt-chrome-firefox-test’

‘https://www.fema.gov/emergency-alert-test’

‘https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-09-18/tesla-is-said-to-face-u-s-criminal-probe-over-musk-statements’

‘https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2018/09/fcc-angers-cities-and-towns-with-2-billion-giveaway-to-wireless-carriers/’

Security
‘https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2018/09/newegg-hit-by-credit-card-stealing-code-injected-into-shopping-code/’

‘https://techcrunch.com/2018/09/19/password-bypass-flaw-western-digital-my-cloud-drives/’

‘https://krebsonsecurity.com/2018/09/govpaynow-com-leaks-14m-records/’

‘https://www.cnn.com/2018/09/20/us/free-credit-freezes/’

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