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From: Therese Godefroy
Subject: www/proprietary malware-appliances.html proprie...
Date: Wed, 12 Aug 2020 13:06:19 -0400 (EDT)

CVSROOT:        /webcvs/www
Module name:    www
Changes by:     Therese Godefroy <th_g> 20/08/12 13:06:19

Modified files:
        proprietary    : malware-appliances.html 
                         proprietary-tethers.html proprietary.html 
        proprietary/workshop: mal.rec 

Log message:
        Tethered eyeglass display (www-discuss 2020-08-11).

CVSWeb URLs:
http://web.cvs.savannah.gnu.org/viewcvs/www/proprietary/malware-appliances.html?cvsroot=www&r1=1.96&r2=1.97
http://web.cvs.savannah.gnu.org/viewcvs/www/proprietary/proprietary-tethers.html?cvsroot=www&r1=1.49&r2=1.50
http://web.cvs.savannah.gnu.org/viewcvs/www/proprietary/proprietary.html?cvsroot=www&r1=1.225&r2=1.226
http://web.cvs.savannah.gnu.org/viewcvs/www/proprietary/workshop/mal.rec?cvsroot=www&r1=1.215&r2=1.216

Patches:
Index: malware-appliances.html
===================================================================
RCS file: /webcvs/www/www/proprietary/malware-appliances.html,v
retrieving revision 1.96
retrieving revision 1.97
diff -u -b -r1.96 -r1.97
--- malware-appliances.html     25 Jun 2020 22:42:12 -0000      1.96
+++ malware-appliances.html     12 Aug 2020 17:06:19 -0000      1.97
@@ -64,6 +64,20 @@
 <div class="column-limit" id="malware-appliances"></div>
 
 <ul class="blurbs">
+  <li id="M202007280">
+    <p>The Focals eyeglass display, with snooping
+    microphone, has been eliminated.  Google eliminated
+    it by buying the manufacturer and shutting it down.  It also <a
+    
href="https://www.ctvnews.ca/sci-tech/canadian-smart-glasses-going-offline-weeks-after-company-bought-by-google-1.5042010";>shut
+    down the server these devices depend on</a>, which caused the ones
+    already sold to cease to function.</p>
+
+    <p>It may be a good thing to wipe out this product&mdash;for
+    &ldquo;smart,&rdquo; read &ldquo;snoop&rdquo;&mdash;but Google
+    didn't do that for the sake of privacy.  Rather, it was eliminating
+    competition for its own snooping product.</p>
+  </li>
+
   <li id="M202006250">
     <p>TV manufacturers are able to <a
     
href="https://www.zdnet.com/article/fbi-warns-about-snoopy-smart-tvs-spying-on-you/";>snoop
@@ -1014,7 +1028,7 @@
 
 <p class="unprintable">Updated:
 <!-- timestamp start -->
-$Date: 2020/06/25 22:42:12 $
+$Date: 2020/08/12 17:06:19 $
 <!-- timestamp end -->
 </p>
 </div>

Index: proprietary-tethers.html
===================================================================
RCS file: /webcvs/www/www/proprietary/proprietary-tethers.html,v
retrieving revision 1.49
retrieving revision 1.50
diff -u -b -r1.49 -r1.50
--- proprietary-tethers.html    24 Jun 2020 05:01:12 -0000      1.49
+++ proprietary-tethers.html    12 Aug 2020 17:06:19 -0000      1.50
@@ -76,6 +76,20 @@
 <div class="column-limit" id="proprietary-tethers"></div>
 
 <ul class="blurbs">
+  <li id="M202007280">
+    <p>The Focals eyeglass display, with snooping
+    microphone, has been eliminated.  Google eliminated
+    it by buying the manufacturer and shutting it down.  It also <a
+    
href="https://www.ctvnews.ca/sci-tech/canadian-smart-glasses-going-offline-weeks-after-company-bought-by-google-1.5042010";>shut
+    down the server these devices depend on</a>, which caused the ones
+    already sold to cease to function.</p>
+
+    <p>It may be a good thing to wipe out this product&mdash;for
+    &ldquo;smart,&rdquo; read &ldquo;snoop&rdquo;&mdash;but Google
+    didn't do that for the sake of privacy.  Rather, it was eliminating
+    competition for its own snooping product.</p>
+  </li>
+
   <li id="M202005070">
     <p>Wink sells a &ldquo;smart&rdquo; home hub that is tethered
     to a server. In May 2020, it ordered the purchasers to start <a
@@ -325,7 +339,7 @@
 
 <p class="unprintable">Updated:
 <!-- timestamp start -->
-$Date: 2020/06/24 05:01:12 $
+$Date: 2020/08/12 17:06:19 $
 <!-- timestamp end -->
 </p>
 </div>

Index: proprietary.html
===================================================================
RCS file: /webcvs/www/www/proprietary/proprietary.html,v
retrieving revision 1.225
retrieving revision 1.226
diff -u -b -r1.225 -r1.226
--- proprietary.html    17 Jul 2020 18:44:08 -0000      1.225
+++ proprietary.html    12 Aug 2020 17:06:19 -0000      1.226
@@ -173,6 +173,20 @@
 <h3 id="latest">Latest additions</h3>
 
 <ul class="blurbs">
+  <li id="M202007280">
+    <p>The Focals eyeglass display, with snooping
+    microphone, has been eliminated.  Google eliminated
+    it by buying the manufacturer and shutting it down.  It also <a
+    
href="https://www.ctvnews.ca/sci-tech/canadian-smart-glasses-going-offline-weeks-after-company-bought-by-google-1.5042010";>shut
+    down the server these devices depend on</a>, which caused the ones
+    already sold to cease to function.</p>
+
+    <p>It may be a good thing to wipe out this product&mdash;for
+    &ldquo;smart,&rdquo; read &ldquo;snoop&rdquo;&mdash;but Google
+    didn't do that for the sake of privacy.  Rather, it was eliminating
+    competition for its own snooping product.</p>
+  </li>
+
   <li id="M202007010">
     <p>BMW will remotely <a
     href="https://www.cnet.com/roadshow/news/bmw-vehicle-as-a-platform/";>
@@ -218,14 +232,6 @@
     consider malicious, such as sending data the user has not explicitly
     asked to send.</p>
   </li>
-
-  <li id="M202006250">
-    <p>TV manufacturers are able to <a
-    
href="https://www.zdnet.com/article/fbi-warns-about-snoopy-smart-tvs-spying-on-you/";>snoop
-    every second of what the user is watching</a>. This is illegal due to
-    the Video Privacy Protection Act of 1988, but they're circumventing
-    it through EULAs.</p>
-  </li>
 </ul>
 
 </div>
@@ -287,7 +293,7 @@
 
 <p class="unprintable">Updated:
 <!-- timestamp start -->
-$Date: 2020/07/17 18:44:08 $
+$Date: 2020/08/12 17:06:19 $
 <!-- timestamp end -->
 </p>
 </div>

Index: workshop/mal.rec
===================================================================
RCS file: /webcvs/www/www/proprietary/workshop/mal.rec,v
retrieving revision 1.215
retrieving revision 1.216
diff -u -b -r1.215 -r1.216
--- workshop/mal.rec    8 Aug 2020 17:59:26 -0000       1.215
+++ workshop/mal.rec    12 Aug 2020 17:06:19 -0000      1.216
@@ -24,6 +24,25 @@
 ####    Please don't remove the blank line after this marker!    ####
 # ADD NEW BLURB HERE
 
+Added: 2020-08-12
+Id: 202007280
+RT: www-discuss 2020-08-11 (Tethered eyeglass display)
+PubDate: 2020-07-28
+Target: proprietary-tethers.html proprietary-tethers
+Target: malware-appliances.html malware-appliances
+Keywords:
+Blurb: <p>The Focals eyeglass display, with snooping
++   microphone, has been eliminated.  Google eliminated
++   it by buying the manufacturer and shutting it down.  It also <a
++   
href="https://www.ctvnews.ca/sci-tech/canadian-smart-glasses-going-offline-weeks-after-company-bought-by-google-1.5042010";>shut
++   down the server these devices depend on</a>, which caused the ones
++   already sold to cease to function.</p>
++
++   <p>It may be a good thing to wipe out this product&mdash;for
++   &ldquo;smart,&rdquo; read &ldquo;snoop&rdquo;&mdash;but Google
++   didn't do that for the sake of privacy.  Rather, it was eliminating
++   competition for its own snooping product.</p>
+
 Added: 2020-07-09
 Id: 202006300
 RT: www-discuss 2020-07-08 ("bossware" advertises that it is malware)



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