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Amz Sidewalk install?
Posted by: samintx
Date: November 24, 2020 05:41AM
I don’t have any problems with my Echo or Dot. Why would I want to install Sidewalk?
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Re: Amz Sidewalk install?
Posted by: Ombligo
Date: November 24, 2020 08:03AM
I'm not generally overly concerned with Echo in my house, but this goes a step further than I am comfortable with. I plan to opt-out until more is known.

This article explains Sidewalk better than anything I received from Amazon. [www.cnet.com]



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Re: Amz Sidewalk install?
Posted by: Yoyodyne ArtWorks
Date: November 24, 2020 09:34AM
Somewhere Orwell is laughing his ass off.



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Re: Amz Sidewalk install?
Posted by: mikebw
Date: November 24, 2020 10:25AM
Thanks for sharing this, I had not heard anything about it. Looking forward to opt-out.
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Re: Amz Sidewalk install?
Posted by: cbelt3
Date: November 24, 2020 11:07AM
Good god no. Nexdoor is annoying enough. So much hostility and racism.
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Re: Amz Sidewalk install?
Posted by: graylocks
Date: November 24, 2020 12:41PM
This is kind of what comcast has been doing for years. if you have their modem/router it broadcasts a signal that any other Comcast user can log into. the brief time i had one of their units i opted out. yet, if my internet goes down i have been known to log into the Xfinity signal from the church in back of me. it's not very fast but it helps in a pinch. plus this service is part of the backbone for Xfinity Mobile which I also have. As you travel about it connects to Xfinity signals that are in my area like a vast spider web. If it can't find one it falls back to Verizon cell towers. It's all seamless and instantaneous.

So I had mixed feelings when I read the email from Amazon about Sidewalk. It's very Orwellian but the technique has made part of my life easier and less expensive.



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Re: Amz Sidewalk install?
Posted by: samintx
Date: November 24, 2020 01:33PM
Thanks al
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