with the camera and speaker in the doorbell.
The guy asks if they want a free estimate on clearing some trees....I would tell them to get off my property...never mind I'm taking care of the children.
Don't sugar coat it.
are vending machines like the rest of these devices that now rule the day of so many people. Watch a table full of friends at a restaurant as their conversations are no more than passing around their phones showing pictures of where they've been and with whom they have schmoozed. Too often their conversations focus on which device is best or which they want to buy next. Linux is a clandestine partner in the takeover of the human race.
You can't blame Linux for that. In fact, there are very few, if any, phones with Linux unless you call Android a version of Linux. But where's your privacy (and James' power taken back) if your location is sent to Google or Facebook so they can show local ads?
But it's the same with phones running iOS (iPhones) or Windows Phone (although not many people do that).
for being accusations. Linux is an operating system and not a person that should be capable of knowing their own motives. As for privacy, who do you think are the best at making keys? I'll say it's those who make the locks. I recall some outrage many years ago when it was revealed that those who made radar detectors for drivers were also the ones who designed the radar guns used by the police. Like any tool intended for legitimate use, it will find its way into the hands of abusers.
I don't have a "smart" phone. I have a land line. Even my land line has become a vending machine. I'll receive many more calls from those wanting to lighten my wallet than from those genuinely interested in expressing their friendship.
the mail and newspaper delivery while on vacation as piled up papers and stuffed mailboxes were evidence that one's home was available for thieves? Can't a hacker tell if someone is communicating with their home devices from Aruba? And might they be able to see what's in the house and even create a map to include entry and escape routes? Even with a good alarm system, police response allows several minutes for a well pre-scripted burglary...or so I'd think.
where the crooks suspect they're being watched so they wear masks and dark clothing. An outside camera might get a car's make and model but no license tag. Thieves who've already made a virtual tour of your house, find something of interest and know they have 5-10 minutes might just risk it. Even if they get nothing, they've trashed your place while you're 100s or more miles away.