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www/proprietary malware-google.html proprietary...


From: Félicien PILLOT
Subject: www/proprietary malware-google.html proprietary...
Date: Sun, 21 Jul 2019 11:56:16 -0400 (EDT)

CVSROOT:        /web/www
Module name:    www
Changes by:     Félicien PILLOT <felandral>    19/07/21 11:56:16

Modified files:
        proprietary    : malware-google.html 
                         proprietary-surveillance.html proprietary.html 
        proprietary/workshop: mal.rec 

Log message:
        Google Assistant records when not supposed to (www-discuss 2019-07-20)

CVSWeb URLs:
http://web.cvs.savannah.gnu.org/viewcvs/www/proprietary/malware-google.html?cvsroot=www&r1=1.57&r2=1.58
http://web.cvs.savannah.gnu.org/viewcvs/www/proprietary/proprietary-surveillance.html?cvsroot=www&r1=1.287&r2=1.288
http://web.cvs.savannah.gnu.org/viewcvs/www/proprietary/proprietary.html?cvsroot=www&r1=1.152&r2=1.153
http://web.cvs.savannah.gnu.org/viewcvs/www/proprietary/workshop/mal.rec?cvsroot=www&r1=1.128&r2=1.129

Patches:
Index: malware-google.html
===================================================================
RCS file: /web/www/www/proprietary/malware-google.html,v
retrieving revision 1.57
retrieving revision 1.58
diff -u -b -r1.57 -r1.58
--- malware-google.html 15 Jul 2019 09:43:27 -0000      1.57
+++ malware-google.html 21 Jul 2019 15:56:16 -0000      1.58
@@ -280,6 +280,21 @@
 <h3 id="surveillance">Google Surveillance</h3>
 
 <ul class="blurbs">
+  <li id="M201907210">
+    <p>Google "Assistant" records users' conversations <a
+    
href="https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2019/07/google-defends-listening-to-ok-google-queries-after-voice-recordings-leak/";>even
+    when it is not supposed to listen</a>. Thus, when one of Google's
+    subcontractors discloses a thousand confidential voice recordings,
+    users were easily identified from these recordings.</p>
+
+    <p>Since Google "Assistant" uses proprietary software, there is no
+    way to see or control what it records or sends.</p>
+
+    <p>Rather than trying to better control the use of recordings, Google
+    should not record or listen to the person's voice.  It should only
+    get commands that the user wants to send to some Google service.</p>
+  </li>
+
   <li id="M201906220">
     <p>Google Chrome is an <a
     
href="https://www.mercurynews.com/2019/06/21/google-chrome-has-become-surveillance-software-its-time-to-switch/";>
@@ -531,7 +546,7 @@
 
 <p class="unprintable">Updated:
 <!-- timestamp start -->
-$Date: 2019/07/15 09:43:27 $
+$Date: 2019/07/21 15:56:16 $
 <!-- timestamp end -->
 </p>
 </div>

Index: proprietary-surveillance.html
===================================================================
RCS file: /web/www/www/proprietary/proprietary-surveillance.html,v
retrieving revision 1.287
retrieving revision 1.288
diff -u -b -r1.287 -r1.288
--- proprietary-surveillance.html       15 Jul 2019 09:43:27 -0000      1.287
+++ proprietary-surveillance.html       21 Jul 2019 15:56:16 -0000      1.288
@@ -1837,6 +1837,21 @@
 </div>
 
 <ul class="blurbs">
+  <li id="M201907210">
+    <p>Google "Assistant" records users' conversations <a
+    
href="https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2019/07/google-defends-listening-to-ok-google-queries-after-voice-recordings-leak/";>even
+    when it is not supposed to listen</a>. Thus, when one of Google's
+    subcontractors discloses a thousand confidential voice recordings,
+    users were easily identified from these recordings.</p>
+
+    <p>Since Google "Assistant" uses proprietary software, there is no
+    way to see or control what it records or sends.</p>
+
+    <p>Rather than trying to better control the use of recordings, Google
+    should not record or listen to the person's voice.  It should only
+    get commands that the user wants to send to some Google service.</p>
+  </li>
+
   <li id="M201905061">
     <p>Amazon Alexa collects a lot more information from users
     than is necessary for correct functioning (time, location,
@@ -2432,7 +2447,7 @@
 
 <p class="unprintable">Updated:
 <!-- timestamp start -->
-$Date: 2019/07/15 09:43:27 $
+$Date: 2019/07/21 15:56:16 $
 <!-- timestamp end -->
 </p>
 </div>

Index: proprietary.html
===================================================================
RCS file: /web/www/www/proprietary/proprietary.html,v
retrieving revision 1.152
retrieving revision 1.153
diff -u -b -r1.152 -r1.153
--- proprietary.html    17 Jul 2019 09:31:09 -0000      1.152
+++ proprietary.html    21 Jul 2019 15:56:16 -0000      1.153
@@ -147,6 +147,21 @@
 <h3 id="latest">Latest additions</h3>
 
 <ul class="blurbs">
+  <li id="M201907210">
+    <p>Google "Assistant" records users' conversations <a
+    
href="https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2019/07/google-defends-listening-to-ok-google-queries-after-voice-recordings-leak/";>even
+    when it is not supposed to listen</a>. Thus, when one of Google's
+    subcontractors discloses a thousand confidential voice recordings,
+    users were easily identified from these recordings.</p>
+
+    <p>Since Google "Assistant" uses proprietary software, there is no
+    way to see or control what it records or sends.</p>
+
+    <p>Rather than trying to better control the use of recordings, Google
+    should not record or listen to the person's voice.  It should only
+    get commands that the user wants to send to some Google service.</p>
+  </li>
+
   <li id="M201907090">
     <p>Resourceful children figured out how to <a
     href="https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-48908766";> empty their
@@ -200,25 +215,6 @@
     price,&rdquo; which is a usage we should avoid. We recommend saying
     &ldquo;gratis&rdquo; instead.</p>
   </li>
-
-  <li id="M209800000">
-    <p>The developers of gratis mobile games apply <a
-    href="/proprietary/proprietary-addictions.html#addictiveness">
-    behavioral manipulation techniques</a> to <a
-    href="https://www.psychguides.com/interact/the-psychology-of-freemium/";>
-    turn their products into slot machines</a>. This is clearly described
-    in an infographic.</p>
-
-    <p>The revenue generated by these games is directly related to the
-    number of strongly addicted gamers (called &ldquo;whales&rdquo;) and
-    to the amount of money they are willing to spend. Thus developers
-    carefully study the behavior of millions of users to increase the
-    addictiveness of their games.</p>
-
-    <p>Unfortunately, the article uses &ldquo;free&rdquo; to mean
-    &ldquo;zero price.&rdquo;  We recommend saying &ldquo;gratis&rdquo;
-    instead.</p>
-  </li>
 </ul>
 
 
@@ -279,7 +275,7 @@
 
 <p class="unprintable">Updated:
 <!-- timestamp start -->
-$Date: 2019/07/17 09:31:09 $
+$Date: 2019/07/21 15:56:16 $
 <!-- timestamp end -->
 </p>
 </div>

Index: workshop/mal.rec
===================================================================
RCS file: /web/www/www/proprietary/workshop/mal.rec,v
retrieving revision 1.128
retrieving revision 1.129
diff -u -b -r1.128 -r1.129
--- workshop/mal.rec    21 Jul 2019 05:39:15 -0000      1.128
+++ workshop/mal.rec    21 Jul 2019 15:56:16 -0000      1.129
@@ -25,6 +25,27 @@
 ####    Please don't remove the blank line after this marker!    ####
 # ADD NEW BLURB HERE
 
+Added: 2019-07-21
+Id: 201907210
+RT: www-discuss 2019-07-20 (Google's home assistant listens even when it
+should not)
+PubDate: 2019-07-21
+Target: proprietary-surveillance.html SpywareAtHome
+Target: malware-google.html surveillance
+Keywords: Google Assistant
+Blurb: <p>Google "Assistant" records users' conversations <a
++   
href="https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2019/07/google-defends-listening-to-ok-google-queries-after-voice-recordings-leak/";>even
++   when it is not supposed to listen</a>. Thus, when one of Google's
++   subcontractors discloses a thousand confidential voice recordings,
++   users were easily identified from these recordings.</p>
++
++   <p>Since Google "Assistant" uses proprietary software, there is no
++   way to see or control what it records or sends.</p>
++
++   <p>Rather than trying to better control the use of recordings, Google
++   should not record or listen to the person's voice.  It should only
++   get commands that the user wants to send to some Google service.</p>
+
 Added: 2019-07-17
 Id: 201907090
 RT: www-discuss 2019-07-16 (Predatory games vs addictive games)



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