Spying coffee makers...
I was reading the news (Fox) and saw a article about the Chinese having the ability to have their wifi type coffee makers spy on you. I don't know to what extent a coffee maker could gather intel but you never know. It also mentioned the Chinese have a dossier on almost all Americans...they must be really bored! Does anyone have one of those types of coffee makers and are you now keeping a post-it note over the reader (just kidding)...it's almost funny to me. What are your thoughts?
A better question is why would you expect to get trustworthy news from FOX? Before you begin spreading what sounds like pure fiction and that you've gotten from a very questionable source, you might take a breath and visit a debunking site to verify its veracity before you share it.
Fox News is not a news channel and their lawyers were forced to admit that fact in court during one of the many lawsuits brought against them - they are an entertainment channel. I use Snopes.com to check on what sounds fishy, but I've already checked and they have nothing of spying coffeemakers from China.
Spying coffeemakers from China? The Chinese have dossiers on almost all Americans? Honestly, it makes me quite sad when I see people I enjoy reading posts from in True Nudists spreading ridiculous crap. Spreading propaganda is a great way to undermine the truth. It would do you well to quit reading that website if you care about facts. A few more:
Paul Pelosi also did not pick up the guy who bashed him in the head with a hammer at a gay bar.
There are also no tracking microchips in Covid-19 vaccinations.
The Jews also don't have satellites shooting lasers at the earth and starting forest fires in California.
You also can't catch crabs from a toilet seat if you're hovering above it - they can't pole vault onto you using discarded toothpicks.
I'm having my second cup of coffee and I'm nude ~ why am I becoming frustrated? Because true, verifiable, corroborated news is out there and it needs to be heard and you will not find much of it at Fox News.
Well said. It is amazing how many seemingly plausible stories turn out to be pure fiction when they are fact checked. Unfortunately many folks believe stuff they hear based on whether it agrees with their opinion rather than whether it is true.
I have seen the story on spying appliances more than once. I think that has more to do with just about anything that communicates over Wi-Fi could be a source. Nothing is ever said how good a source it would be. I think there was a bit of jest in the story every time I here it too. They make me chuckle anyway. The second part that makes me laugh is taking exception to a story just based who reported it. Lets face it, all the news channels have their bias. It actually makes me happy when I hear something that does not have a political slight to it. Even if it is spying coffee makers.
We rented an apartment in Las Vegas about five years ago. The security system had a cam in the living room for us to see what was happening when we were away. We could have turned it off or around or covered the lens, but I did not care if someone at the security company was also viewing it. I thought it was a great way of normalizing nudity for textiles. The more people seen walking around nude at home the better for nudism.
Remember CNN is also about entertainment.Nothing wrong with Fox News. They are number one for a reason ."
Respectful disagreement with the above comment, and an apology in advance because this is a very serious subject in a forum which should not be so.
Generally-speaking, CNN and the other 24/7 news channels and feeds do at times have some liberal bias, but the difference when comparing them to Fox is that what they report can be verified with other sources with reputations for fact-based news. Specifically, if CNN has a guest on who spouts out pure nonsense they will typically call the guest out on it. When newscasters roll their eyes I often change the channel because they are not representing the channel with their obviously biased opinions on display. Reporting the news after having first gotten confirmation of the facts from a reputable, corroborating source and before it airs is the hallmark of sound news reporting. Insuring that what is being offered is not loaded with pure opinion, conjecture and conspiracies of questionable origin make it a news program. What Fox 'News' offers, especially after dinnertime, is not fact-based, verifiable reporting.
As an example, there is something deeply wrong with Fox News when they to this day keep trying to compare/contrast what happened in Washington DC on January 6th, 2021 to the worldwide protests following the murder of George Floyd, two things that have nothing at all in common. Attempting to deflect attention away from one bad act by talking about something absolutely unrelated is not news reporting - it is directly leading the audience along another path to obfuscate the truth.
News is in fact a form of entertainment. Simply calling a channel 'news' does not make its content news-worthy. And please don't confuse having a larger viewership with credible news coverage. A channel does not deserve any more trustworthiness for its content simply because more people watch it.
To get back closer to the original topic for a moment, and to hopefully steer this topic back toward an air of levity where it began, I for one have no interest in owning a device that might have the ability to spy on me in any fashion. A camera in the living room installed by the builder? Normalizing nudism is one thing, but I do things in my home that no one needs to see. Furthermore, I don't own a smart phone, I don't search the internet with Google, I steer my car with MY HANDS, and I won't buy a vibrator that is controllable through WiFi. Yes - that is a thing. Alexa, please cook my goose.
The general public has embraced many new technologies for convenience, and I see this trend - to blindly trust that someone isn't going to exploit that trust for their own gain - as plainly dangerous. Start your Roomba with your phone so your carpet is nice and clean when you arrive home from shopping, how cool is that, until you find it got your cat's tail caught in it and now you have a tailless kitty. The dog may be laughing but the cat is not going to speak to you for a very long time. I hope this farcical scenario is not possible due to the companies who market such devices have made it safer for pets. If not, whether it's America's Funniest Home Video or Ridiculousness, the characters who've got access to your living room camera may make a bundle. For the record, Ridiculousness does not accept submissions.
A coffeemaker with WiFi is probably all we'll be able to buy in a few more years. Guess I'll keep my French press around for when that happens.