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Posted: June 16 2023 at 09:36 | IP Logged Quote gg102

My Frens,

We here, are using PH for our home automation. I know that most of us use it "offline" from the internet. Some here
use Alexa, Google, AWS or other online services to augment PH. Maybe you're using a graphing service or maybe voice
recognition services.   I have been tempted myself to use online services because they are powerful, convenient and
very helpful.

For myself, despite temptations, I use nothing "online" and this (below) and privacy concerns are the exact reason.
I recommend extreme caution when using online services.

To those who do use online services, I hope you saw this story. Turns out this story is TRUE. This guy was DENIED
his home automation services because of a mistake. If you're not familiar with this story, you should read this

Amazon Brazenly Locks Man Out of His Smart Home After False Allegation in Latest Big Brother Tech Move
By Lorri Wickenhauser, The Western Journal Jun. 15, 2023 11:00 am

Brandon Jackson is a smart guy with a smart home.

The Microsoft engineer’s home in Baltimore is set up to allow him to remotely monitor and control systems throughout
the house — such as security cameras, lights and thermostats — even when nobody’s home.
Despite immediately sending the company the video evidence of what had actually taken place that Thursday, it took
nearly a week to get his devices back online.
It wasn’t a completely desperate situation, because Jackson had electronic workarounds.

Here's a link to the full story:

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