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SouthernDem4ever

(6,618 posts)
Thu Sep 14, 2023, 02:41 PM Sep 2023

WTF Alexa!!!!!!

Jesus H Christ. Alexa, who only notifies me when a storm's brewing or I have a delivery just blipped in to tell me Hunter Biden was indicted. WHO THE FUCK CARES? And why is this more important than every shitty thing these republicans have done and are trying to do to destroy our democracy? She never makes a peep about that! Not even a peep about Dump or his a-holes. How fucking weird is this country going to get? The shitty ass wisconsin repuglicans just voted to remove a non-partisan election official. I guess that doesn't rank up there with a dumbass weapons charge for Hunter Biden. This fucking country is so twisted now.

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MineralMan

(146,533 posts)
1. I suspect you added a skill to Alexa that has something to do
Thu Sep 14, 2023, 03:26 PM
Sep 2023

with some news organization. I've never heard anything like that from our Alexa device. She is annoying enough for telling us we might want to reorder some crap or another.

SouthernDem4ever

(6,618 posts)
2. Yes, we have the echo show in 2 places in the house
Thu Sep 14, 2023, 03:28 PM
Sep 2023

and it will flash things on the screen but never beep like a notification. The Hunter Biden story is the first headline. Alexa must be right winger.

Raftergirl

(1,297 posts)
3. I started getting notifications on Alexa of "breaking news" a few weeks ago. Didn't touch any of my
Thu Sep 14, 2023, 04:47 PM
Sep 2023

settings. I just say “no thanks” when I’m asked if I want to hear it. Mine does not beep, just get the green notification light.

Aristus

(67,034 posts)
4. I got a iPhone message about an hour ago.
Thu Sep 14, 2023, 04:57 PM
Sep 2023

JOE BIDEN'S IMPEACHMENT TO GO FORWARD.


Fucking right-wing bastards have taken over my phone. Never a single fucking message about TFG's 91 criminal indictments.

Raftergirl

(1,297 posts)
9. I've gotten breaking news on Alexa of Trump trial news and Mark Meadows losses in court.
Thu Sep 14, 2023, 05:54 PM
Sep 2023

My H says yes to Alexa’ notifications so can’t help hearing them sometimes. It’s always CNN Breaking News, also.

Attilatheblond

(2,847 posts)
5. Amazed anybody would be surprised that a US corporate entity would amplify RW talking points
Thu Sep 14, 2023, 05:00 PM
Sep 2023

Is Alexia the one that woke people up in the middle of the night with random evil sounding laughter a few years back?

2naSalit

(88,799 posts)
6. I would never have such a device...
Thu Sep 14, 2023, 05:23 PM
Sep 2023

In my presence and especially listening to my every word in my home. Fuck that, pay to have a spy who records everything in my world? No thanks. I can still looks stuff up on my own so I don't need a corporate spy sort of answering my queries.

I still don't get why people are so willing to give up their privacy and freedom for a nonconvenience that parades itself as a convenience only to end up being a reporting device that you welcomed into your home and even pay for.

cynical_idealist

(380 posts)
10. Absolutely agree
Thu Sep 14, 2023, 05:56 PM
Sep 2023

I don't use this word for humans any more,
but can't stand those *itches Alexa and Siri

We've already seen many reports on here of the data being abused...

area51

(11,992 posts)
11. I wasn't at home when the news came in,
Thu Sep 14, 2023, 08:35 PM
Sep 2023

but I've seen Alexa send out alerts on dumb celebrity news, so I'd classify this as along the same lines.

SouthernDem4ever

(6,618 posts)
12. I guess I was shocked because I have had this system a long time
Thu Sep 14, 2023, 09:21 PM
Sep 2023

and it never gave me a notification for a news headline before, until this one.

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