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    Comcast users beware

    Your home may become a public wifi hot spot (if it is not already). This kind of stuff is very disturbing. I think I am coming down with Internetphobia.

    http://money.cnn.com/2014/06/16/tech...html?iid=HP_LN
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    Quote from the CNN/Money article:

    But what if you hate the idea of your private boxes turned into public hotspots? You can turn it off by calling Comcast or logging into your account online. The company says fewer than 1% of customers have done that so far.

    I expect Comcast didn't make this option too clear or easy to find.

    All the best,
    GJ

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    Quote Originally Posted by gjnl View Post
    Quote from the CNN/Money article:

    But what if you hate the idea of your private boxes turned into public hotspots? You can turn it off by calling Comcast or logging into your account online. The company says fewer than 1% of customers have done that so far.

    I expect Comcast didn't make this option too clear or easy to find.

    All the best,
    GJ
    I suspect that is the case. There is one thing the article did not mention. They are using the customer's electric to provide their network service. It may be a miniscule amount of power but it is the principle of the thing. The corporations could care less about informing customers of the impact of their doings.
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    I don't think your paranoid, you have ca right to be concerned. I have been on the internet and dealing with / using technology since the days of dial up modems and public boards. The amount of tracking, location services, data mining and digital storage going on today is mind bogging. Google has every search ever typed in, cookies and internet tracking is everywhere, targeting advertising on the web, cell phones are gps tracked, photos taken with your phone are time stamped and their gps location marked, cars have tracking devices in them, cameras are everywhere. Everything you type in an email or text never goes away and can be forwarded anywhere. Advocates for all this tracking technology say if your doing nothing wrong then you have nothing to hide but what about your personal right to privacy? The only way to avoid it all is to live in a cabin in the woods somewhere and then you will only have to hide from the spy satellites.

    You have every right to be afraid be very afraid!

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    Quote Originally Posted by SCIfor55yrs. View Post
    I suspect that is the case. There is one thing the article did not mention. They are using the customer's electric to provide their network service. It may be a miniscule amount of power but it is the principle of the thing. The corporations could care less about informing customers of the impact of their doings.
    Yeah, that is a good point. They should make it opt-in with a discount. "Save 5 dollars a month if you allow this public wifi function".

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    Quote Originally Posted by darty View Post
    I don't think your paranoid, you have ca right to be concerned. I have been on the internet and dealing with / using technology since the days of dial up modems and public boards. The amount of tracking, location services, data mining and digital storage going on today is mind bogging. Google has every search ever typed in, cookies and internet tracking is everywhere, targeting advertising on the web, cell phones are gps tracked, photos taken with your phone are time stamped and their gps location marked, cars have tracking devices in them, cameras are everywhere. Everything you type in an email or text never goes away and can be forwarded anywhere. Advocates for all this tracking technology say if your doing nothing wrong then you have nothing to hide but what about your personal right to privacy? The only way to avoid it all is to live in a cabin in the woods somewhere and then you will only have to hide from the spy satellites.

    You have every right to be afraid be very afraid!

    This post will never go away!
    remember google"?" i forget the name now, but it was a search engine for your pc, if you typed in the word"pencil" it would come up with everything on your pc,including inside docs. i am sure they used that to hack in. plus the intel processor has a back door , for you know who
    cauda equina

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    Quote Originally Posted by t8burst View Post
    Yeah, that is a good point. They should make it opt-in with a discount. "Save 5 dollars a month if you allow this public wifi function".
    check out these guys... https://yourkarma.com/

    Comcast (our ISP too) could learn a lesson from them.

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