Amazon & Microsoft use appliances and toys to spy on families worldwide
Say goodbye to privacy and hello to Big Brother, soon every home appliance you purchase will spy on us. The list of home appliances that use Amazon’s Alexa, Google Home, Samsung’s ‘SmartThings hub‘ and Amazon’s Fire TV is growing at a disturbing pace.
Private companies are using our refrigerator, dishwasher, oven, toaster, water heater, air conditioner, ceiling fan, washer and dryer, electrical outlets, light bulbs and lamps to spy on us inside our homes. (LG’s ‘Instaview‘ refrigerators have Alexa installed in them.)
General Electric (GE) and Alexa, think consumers will find it amusing that Amazon will control every appliance in our homes.
“Integrating our connected appliances with Alexa will help make consumers’ lives easier, more productive and a little more fun” Liz VerSchure, vice president responsible for GE Appliances connected strategy said.
GE’s ‘Monogram’ appliances come installed with “Geneva” which means they allow Alexa to control your appliances. Don’t forget GE just unveiled it’s spying hairbrush, which is sure to become a staple in every household.