Started by: basil brush (17461)

Started: 20th Oct 2021 at 10:03

Posted by: Platty (716)

This isn't new little fox. It's been known for years that these things spy on people, mainly for advertising purposes, to push what they think you will buy. I won't buy anything from Amazon.

The Ringtone bell is the most intrusive (just been subject of a court case and they've had to take it out because of the audio). Smart TVs are bad, recording everything you watch. Advice has been given to cover the camera on your phone/laptop/computer.

Replied: 20th Oct 2021 at 14:44

Posted by: Stardelta (8848)

Are you really that easily influenced?

Amazon et al can push whatever they want at me but personally I don't have a problem ignoring adverts

Replied: 20th Oct 2021 at 16:56

Posted by: PeterP (9054)

99% of people are probably not bothered about what information is held about them but the other 1% may not want every thing known about them That is why the RING door bell is causing problems.

Replied: 20th Oct 2021 at 17:22

Posted by: Stardelta (8848)


How can a door bell possibly know everything about you?

Replied: 20th Oct 2021 at 17:25

Posted by: peter israel (1153) 

And who does not have a mobile phone or a credit card ??? The powers to be have all the information they need on you just from them .....

Replied: 20th Oct 2021 at 17:58

Posted by: PeterP (9054)

Stardelta the story is about Amazon holding data about people without them knowing about it. The Ring door bell problem is similar in that they are picking up audio/pictures from a large distance/area and this as been deemed a breach of the data protection act. This could open a can of worms because security cameras also record images/sound.

Replied: 20th Oct 2021 at 21:58

Posted by: TerryW (6964)

If you have nothing to hide what's the fuss? Be like me a open book to all.

Replied: 20th Oct 2021 at 22:53

Posted by: broady (17570) 

We have a doorbell camera and a camera on the drive and we, with the help of the technician, set the parameters of where the cameras will reach/ cover. As a result we only see our path and our drive.

Replied: 20th Oct 2021 at 22:57

Posted by: Stardelta (8848)

I have a ring doorbell, a very convenient and useful piece of kit I might add and I have no concerns over it’s use or effects and am certainly NOT being bombarded with unwanted adverts or irrelevant advertising from anyone

It’s that typical scenario again. Millions of people are using them daly with no issues or concerns. Then someone says something, mass hysteria sets in and it all becomes the work of Satan!!

Pathetic and comical at the same time.

Replied: 21st Oct 2021 at 06:19

Posted by: basil brush (17461)

How can a doorbell possibly know everything about you?

so does that mean Terry Tiny Tears and nana are doorbells?

Replied: 21st Oct 2021 at 08:24

Posted by: TerryW (6964)

He just can't help himself with his hatred of some people can he.

Replied: 21st Oct 2021 at 14:15

Posted by: TerryW (6964)

Your secret is safe with me, Baz.

For now.

Replied: 21st Oct 2021 at 15:01

Posted by: basil brush (17461)

I hope they've not recorded me talking to Mrs brush

Replied: 21st Oct 2021 at 15:09

Posted by: mollie m (6419) 

Posted by: peter israel (1095):

"And who does not have a mobile phone or a credit card ??? The powers to be have all the information they need on you just from them ....."


Well, I bought a mobile in February after 12 years of doing without because my landline was faulty, but I’ve only used it twice. It’s in my bag I think, just for emergencies.

Never had a credit card and never will as I live within my means so I pay for what I buy by debit card/cash; even my car which I bought last year. If I can’t afford to pay cash, I can’t have it.

Never done any online shopping either.

It may be of interest to know that personal emails can be monitored by Police/Security Authorities if they find you to be of interest to them, so can read what you say, and to whom you say it so, if you put your personal details on the internet, they’re no longer private, and that of course applies with social media as well, especially Facebook.

Replied: 21st Oct 2021 at 17:43

Posted by: Tommy Two Stroke (8705)

I hate facebook

Replied: 21st Oct 2021 at 17:47

Posted by: broady (17570) 

I watch FBI. Only a fictitious series I know but if someone commits a crime they know all sorts about him in minutes. Social Security Number, tax returns, social network, medical records, telephone records, traffic cameras, street CCTV , people’s camera systems, credit and debit card transactions etc. I am sure if interested they could do it for us all. Doesn’t bother me in the least.

Replied: 21st Oct 2021 at 19:29
Last edited by broady: 21st Oct 2021 at 19:29:59

Posted by: basil brush (17461)

I don't think this is true

Replied: 28th Oct 2021 at 19:51

Posted by: TerryW (6964)

No one thinks you ever have been.

Replied: 28th Oct 2021 at 19:53

Posted by: basil brush (17461)

this is definitely not true.

Replied: 31st Oct 2021 at 10:30

Posted by: WN1 Standisher (391)

We have security cameras and a ring doorbell. I can view them all remotely whilst away from the property. The cameras provide real time and record features and have been very handy in the past. We had 2 not reets attempting to break into our garage, all recorded on camera. The local police officer, knowing we had cameras, asked me to review the previous nights footage. Lo and behold, at half 2 in the Morning, there they are. Police came for a look and recognised one of them straight off. Turns out they were involved in rather a serious break in locally involving weapons. Suspects rounded up, sent to court and jailed. Result.

Replied: 31st Oct 2021 at 13:03

Posted by: basil brush (17461)

if it was true they'd have been our house by now.

Replied: 1st Nov 2021 at 13:15

Posted by: basil brush (17461)

Well now that I know they don't listen in I've just bought 2 for £38

Replied: 9th Nov 2021 at 15:08


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