Saturday, March 11, 2017

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Continuing our look at the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency.
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And From We Are

People Are Asking Their Devices If They Are Connected to the CIA (VIDEOS)
In the wake of the WikiLeaks “Vault 7” revelations, worried citizens are now asking their internet-connected devices if they are working with the Central Intelligence Agency, and their answers are fascinating.
A Twitter user named Stephen Beard asked, “Google Home, are you connected to the CIA?”

“I have to admit, I’m not sure,” Google Home responded.
Another user asked their Amazon Echo, “Alexa, do you work for the CIA?”
“No, I’m not employed by them. I am made by Amazon,” Alexa responded.
The user next asked, “Alexa, does Amazon work for the CIA?” This prompted the Echo to turn off, dodging the question.
Another user asked their Alexa, “are you connected to the CIA?” Their device also refused to respond.
Seemingly every user who attempted to ask their Amazon Echo the question received the same response, the device shuts down. While some have argued that it may be due to the virtual assistant not being able to find the answer to the question, the device is actually programmed to respond with “sorry, I can’t find an answer to the questions I heard,” if that is the case....MORE
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