Americans installing 'perfect spying device' in their own living rooms..
(NaturalNews) Amazon.com is building the CIA's new $600 million data
center, reports the Financial Times. (1) At the same time Amazon.com is
building this massive cloud computing infrastructure for the CIA, the
company is also shipping millions of Fire TV set-top devices to
customers who are placing them in their private homes. I have one
myself, and it's a terrific piece of hardware for delivering Prime video
content. In fact, in terms of its usability and specs, it's far
superior to Roku or Netflix-capable devices. Fire TV is, hands down, the
best set-top video delivery device on the market today.
there's something about it that always struck me as odd: it has no power
button. There's no power button on the remote, and there's no power
button on the box. It turns out there's no way to power the device off except for unplugging it.
This is highly unusual and apparently done by design. "It is not
necessary to turn off Amazon Fire TV when you are finished using it,"
says the Amazon.com website. (2) "Your Amazon Fire TV is designed to go
into sleep mode after 30 minutes, while continuing to automatically
receive important software updates."
Note carefully that this
does not say your Fire TV device WILL go into sleep mode after 30
minutes; only that it is "designed" to go into sleep mode after 30
minutes. As lawyers well know, this is a huge difference.