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The Circle

Postby TreeGuy » Jan 8th, 2018, 8:37 am

Mrs Tree and I watched this movie on the weekend.

How close are we to this? Is Google or Apple the “Circle”?

“They” already have us addicted to smart phones. Now people are inviting Google Home into their homes. Is your Smart TV watching and listening to you?

This movie really makes you think. George Orwell was ahead of his time back in 1949.


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Re: The Circle

Postby vinnied » Jan 8th, 2018, 5:23 pm

I dunno about the smart TV. Probably. but your smart phone is for sure.

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Re: The Circle

Postby Queen K » Jan 8th, 2018, 5:34 pm

Oh yes, 1984 is the best novel to read right now. I read it a year ago and it's frightening to see how prophetic Orwell truly was.

I see The Circle is on Netflix.

We will watch it soon. :up:
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Re: The Circle

Postby Catsumi » Jan 8th, 2018, 7:56 pm

Newer TV's do have a small camera eye pointing right at you. Covered mine with happy face sticker. Look for a very small fisheye in lower edge of screen frame.

Watch the movie about Snowden and how these little cameras can be turned on by snoop organizations and of course, criminals, without you knowing it, to listen and watch what you do (from phones, tv's, baby monitors, all other smart gear attached to you, your home and vehicle)"

1984 was a prophecy rather than a work of fiction.

So, let's dance and entertain big bro. :135:
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Re: The Circle

Postby dirtybiker » Jan 8th, 2018, 9:29 pm

Funny, I put a couple layers of tape over the camera on my lap-top years ago. [icon_lol2.gif]

It creeps me out...
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Re: The Circle

Postby Catsumi » Jan 8th, 2018, 10:29 pm

Creepy is right.

We are like the cattle that are eartagged to track the route from land to plate so that if a disease like bovine encephalopathy turned up, the source could be quickly tracked down and dealt with.

We just "eartag" ourselves and pay a pretty penny to do so.

Perhaps someday, implants placed under our skin at birth, will track us down should we deviate into forbidden zones of action or thought against existing government.

I recently read a book by a hacker turned honest who now teaches, lectures, checks out big and small businesses for cyber security flaws and tests computer code for planted bugs. Really interesting. I think it was titled "how to protect yourself in the computer age" or something like that. If you want me to be more specific I can check my library loans records, which is on the net and therefore will NEVER be lost or erased! Ha ha
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Re: The Circle

Postby GenesisGT » Jan 8th, 2018, 10:52 pm

If these guys cover up their cameras and microphones there is probably a good reason to.

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Re: The Circle

Postby HorganIsMyHero » Jan 9th, 2018, 6:18 pm

TreeGuy wrote:“They” already have us addicted to smart phones. Now people are inviting Google Home into their homes. Is your Smart TV watching and listening to you?


Put custom firmware on them = problem solved?
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