Amazon decide che si puo’ impadronire del tuo wifi. Roba da matti.

Meno male che abbiamo il GDPR; in Europa sarebbe bastonata…

Dal punto di vista della security e’ terribile…

Chissà le associazioni dei consumatori… Già mi vedo azioni collettive per esigere un risarcimento (aka, fargli pagare il costo dell’abbonamento ad Internet)

Source: Ars Technica

Amazon devices will soon automatically share your Internet with neighbors
Cartoonish promotional image for Amazon product.

If you use Alexa, Echo, or any other Amazon device, you have only 10 days to opt out of an experiment that leaves your personal privacy and security hanging in the balance.

On June 8, the merchant, Web host, and entertainment behemoth will automatically enroll the devices in Amazon Sidewalk. The new wireless mesh service will share a small slice of your Internet bandwidth with nearby neighbors who don’t have connectivity and help you to their bandwidth when you don’t have a connection.

By default, Amazon devices including Alexa, Echo, Ring, security cams, outdoor lights, motion sensors, and Tile trackers will enroll in the system. And since only a tiny fraction of people take the time to change default settings, that means millions of people will be co-opted into the program whether they know anything about it or not. The Amazon webpage linked above says Sidewalk “is currently only available in the US.”

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