Kinsa Thermometers: Maybe A Good Thing Right Now?

a pseudonymous observer of Things That Need Fixin'

This is a weird one. So, apparently there are these IoT thermometers out there. And like most Internet of Things devices, their privacy is really bad, so the maker (Kinsa) is now sitting on a database of body temperature readings…

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Voice Assistants: Big Sister Is Watching You

a pseudonymous observer of Things That Need Fixin'

Well, mostly just listening at this point. But don’t get cocky. I’m no fan of the Internet of Things, or “cloud” services (as should be obvious from Escrow: Keep The “Cloud” Honest). But voice assistant devices bring them to a…

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Escrow: Keep The “Cloud” Honest

a pseudonymous observer of Things That Need Fixin'

So, I work with computers and online hosting systems; this will be relevant … There is no cloud. There are just computers that other people control. This matters when manufacturers decide to start making and selling products that refuse to…

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