Smart TV sets are listening to every word being said in front of them. Also do other smart devices that do take action or give you information based on voice input. These device don’t differentiate between a private conversation or a voice comment for them to take action upon. They will capture all nearby sound and conversations.
Also these devices tend to capture other information, like the music you listen to, movies you watch, could figure out when you are at home, do your dishes, go to bed, have sex….
All information so collected, including sensitive data, is then sent to servers and shared between the brand who produces the device as well with third-party services who do the data analyses.
To refrain: all your spoken words, conversations, include personal or other sensitive information, that information will be among the data captured and transmitted to a third parties, where you have absolute no control what happens with the data.
How would you feel if, day and night, there where a few strange people in you house listening to everything you said. And do with that information whatever they want to do with it. That would be an awkward situation, nobody would like to deal with.
I think its smarter to refrain from using smart devices, until they deal in a decent way with privacy.
I need to be alone. I need to ponder my shame and my despair in seclusion; I need the sunshine and the paving stones of the streets without companions, without conversation, face to face with myself, with only the music of my heart for company. —Henry Miller, Tropic of Cancer
[[Amy Winehouse]] joined the 27 Club, also occasionally known as the Forever 27 Club or Club 27. Club 27 is a name for a group of influential rock music artists who died at the age of 27.
John Coltrane – My Favorite Things 1961 von Yedi
It was Friday, July 21, and unexpectedly I collided with the sorrow of an age. [[John Coltrane]], the man who gave us A Love Supreme, had died. Scores of people were gathering across from St. Peter’s Church to say goodbye. Hours passed. People were sobbing as the love cry of [[Albert Ayler]] spirited the atmosphere. It was if a saint had died, one who had offered up healing music yet was not permitted to heal himself. Along with many strangers, I experienced a deep sense of loss for a man I had not known save through his music. ([[Patti Smith]], Just Kids)
The Known Universe takes viewers from the Himalayas through our atmosphere and the inky black of space to the afterglow of the Big Bang. Every star, planet, and quasar seen in the film is possible because of the world’s most complete four-dimensional map of the universe, the Digital Universe Atlas that is maintained and updated by astrophysicists at the American Museum of Natural History. The new film, created by the Museum, is part of an exhibition, Visions of the Cosmos: From the Milky Ocean to an Evolving Universe, at the Rubin Museum of Art in Manhattan through May 2010.
Data: Digital Universe, American Museum of Natural History
Visualization Software: Uniview by SCISS
Director: Carter Emmart
Curator: Ben R. Oppenheimer
Producer: Michael Hoffman
Executive Producer: Ro Kinzler
Co-Executive Producer: Martin Brauen
Manager, Digital Universe Atlas: Brian Abbott
Music: Suke Cerulo
For more information visit http://www.amnh.org