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Candy From Strangers: Yes, Please!

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«Don't take candies from stangers» we had been told by our parents. This is what we teach our own children.

And yet, we take all candies - large or small - we can get from financially driven strangers of the cloud in colorful clothing who rape our personal data and metadata in the background.

Do you really need a camera with microphone on your bedroom that stores gathered data indefinitely?

Amazon just confirmed that the videos and photos recorded by the Echo Look will be stored 'indefinitely.' https://t.co/sjpZymsfs3

— Kate Crawford (@katecrawford) April 26, 2017

Is it really a good idea, to buy IoT devices for your household that are having security issues too many times?

Yes, why? #ioTsecurity pretty low-key & potentially serious threat to both individual & commercial interests. #IoT https://t.co/bL7eutNece

— Anelda Grové (@JustAnOthr) April 28, 2017

Are you really feeling Okay wearing devices that permanently record sensible health care data, your exact position, and many further data points, sending it to the cloud only so that you lose control who gets this data and who not?

Using a health tracker app? Not protected by HIPPA -data may be sold. https://t.co/QSpI914rnE

— Maggie Pisco (@RyeRealtor) March 16, 2016

Think about this. Twice.

And then remember what your parents have told you: «don't talk to strangers - especially don't give away your personal, sensible data indefinitely for gaining just a little sweet lollipop that lasts only for minutes». Otherwise, you will eventually get on the naughty list, losing your data and digital privacy to the number one god of our time: money.

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