Thursday, February 11, 2016

Do you trust YOUR toaster?

Intel chief: 'We might use smart-home devices to spy on you'
The nation’s top intelligence officer admitted Tuesday that the government may use information transmitted to the Internet from your washing machine, your thermostat, your television, your refrigerator or your favorite video game against you.

Almost every home appliance and electronic gadget sold today is outfitted with a computer chip, constantly feeding information about their owners back to utilities, manufacturers and other data networks.

A slice of personal philosophy, I believe this is just some hyped-up crumby bruschetta perpetrated by some crusty governmental bureaucrats sandwiched inside their little office cubicle loafs and trying to drive a wedge between my toaster and me. Not gonna happen.I will continue to share my inner-most thoughts with my toaster knowing full well it will keep my confidence.

Besides, like we are supposed to believe the government really cares what we are up to...


  1. Your toaster won't rat you out.
    Watch out for the blender....

  2. The article says that even a new Barbie doll has the ability to spy on you.

    “It listens to Barbie owners to respond but also sends what it hears back to the mothership at Mattel,”

    I'm just glad my sister's barbies didn't have this technology.

  3. I'm glad I don't walk around naked now! There's not enough eye bleach to blot that out. ~:)

  4. Ed, We don't do any frappe'ing 'round these parts, but I have now put the Bunn under suspicion.

    dr. h - What kind of a normal, healthy boy plays with his sister's Barbies? Get your own. May I suggest, however, that you keep the Barbie collection in your sock drawer.

    Sparky- There you go telling fibs again based on the surreptitious feed from your iPad camera lens :)