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 on: July 03, 2019, 01:54:07 PM 
Started by HA Dave - Last post by HA Dave
....... to my knowledge the NSA hasn't decided to break in and backup my drive.  More online presence with accounts managed on Chinese servers results in more data vulnerability and eventual loss.  We all understand that you have thrown up your hands to worrying about it and are now a prophet for giving up all PI. 

I see this on the news all the time anymore. It seems to be a generational belief.... that so many now think they can read other peoples minds. I am admittedly mystified.... not just by your misconception as to my thoughts.... but what makes you think you have to ability to know my thoughts.

But..... that/this current concept is the exact popular belief that humans can somehow "break the human algorithm". And understand the very thoughts and beliefs of mass human behavior.... and therefore control an entire population. It was the use of such government mind-control resources.... that allowed the previous administration the throw the election to Hillary Clinton. So.... we know it works flawlessly. Or.... it's a fools folly.

I have NOT: "thrown up my hands to worrying about it"(privacy issues) as you suggest. And I am NOT by any means anything like a "prophet".

Honestly I am just not prone to paranoia. I have never been a tin-hatter (or wearer of tin-foil hats) and the prospect of investing my time and efforts to such silliness doesn't appeal to me. I was a network administrator on one of the governments most secure networks before my retirement. I can generally tell a threat from click-bait. But I do understand that many can't. That must be concerning.

I love home automation! Have for many years. And I loved the old remote controlled lighting..... and everything in between.... right up to and including today's AI. Today's AI is better than the old days. And who knows what tomorrows Home Automation will bring?!?!? I seem to be the last of a bred of human that can neither read minds of see the future. But I wait for the new HA advancements....  with a sense of excitement!

 32 
 on: July 03, 2019, 12:13:41 PM 
Started by HA Dave - Last post by bkenobi
Yes, all of that stuff is in the open.  We all know that NSA records everything.  I specifically was referring to my HA system which I manage on my network and access from anywhere I choose.  Not that I store anything interesting on it, but to my knowledge the NSA hasn't decided to break in and backup my drive.  More online presence with accounts managed on Chinese servers results in more data vulnerability and eventual loss.  We all understand that you have thrown up your hands to worrying about it and are now a prophet for giving up all PI.  I personally choose to use things in the way I want and not extend my exposure by opting not to buy useless toys that don't really add anything to what I want to do.  To each their own.   >!

 33 
 on: July 03, 2019, 09:02:35 AM 
Started by HA Dave - Last post by dhouston
Gads, I might have to use a (gasp) light switch.
Actually I should get Homeseer voice control running, so if a "cloudburst" (sorry brobin, but that is too good not to plagiarize) does happen I can still have local voice control. I just got lazy with Alexa.
I've used it about a dozen times in the past 4-5 years.

 34 
 on: July 02, 2019, 10:29:41 PM 
Started by HA Dave - Last post by HA Dave
..... I haven't asked the NSA if I have had a data breach, so AFAIK anyway.

I guarantee you.... the NSA has recorded every phone conversation you've been a part of. And tracked many/most/ or maybe all of your automotive travels. Your Internet usage (including forum posts), your medical uses (including prescriptions), television use.... EVERYTHING is monitored and recorded. Every living soul in North America is part of the data collection/mining.

Even my electric meter was replaced (nearly a decade ago) with a "smart" meter that can use the power-lines to "report" power usage. Interestingly my meter was the ONLY one in the neighborhood be replaced with the "new" meter. I always just assumed it was because I worked for the government.

The invasion of privacy is VERY REAL. But..... the time to worry about such things came and went YEARS ago.

 35 
 on: July 01, 2019, 08:59:28 PM 
Started by HA Dave - Last post by bkenobi
I know I'm generally paranoid (other people's words) that bad things happen when others control how data is used, so I guess I won't say anything else...   :'

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/billions-of-records-including-passwords-leaked-by-smart-home-vendor/

FWIW, I have not yet experienced a massive data breach resulting in loss of data from my locally controlled, network accessible HA system.  Well, I haven't asked the NSA if I have had a data breach, so AFAIK anyway.

 36 
 on: July 01, 2019, 07:00:44 AM 
Started by JIMIRB1 - Last post by Brian H
You may find some added information in the X10 Wiki XX40A sections. To go along with users information here.
http://kbase.x10.com/wiki/XX40A
http://kbase.x10.com/wiki/XX40A_Getting_Started

 37 
 on: July 01, 2019, 06:58:22 AM 
Started by Brian H - Last post by Brian H
This topic has been moved to AirSight Cameras.

http://forums.x10.com/index.php?topic=31029.0

 38 
 on: June 30, 2019, 11:31:56 PM 
Started by JIMIRB1 - Last post by JIMIRB1
Hey new to forum and have a Question.I just purchased 4 xx40a ip cameras. What would be a good nvr  that would be compatible with these. I live in the mountains with no access to Internet would appreciate some advice thank you

 39 
 on: June 30, 2019, 06:37:30 AM 
Started by Tuicemen - Last post by Tuicemen
You can but it isn't  needed unless the intergrated  echo bridge fails to work for you.

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 on: June 29, 2019, 07:03:02 AM 
Started by Tuicemen - Last post by soxfan1966
OK - sorry its still early and not enough coffee yet (plus been very busy and trying to catch up on all the great X10 posts since May). 

So...  You use this with the integrated Alexa Interface in HG or not ?

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