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A tiny form factor digital voice recorder.... with a physical and software remote control. Oh, but it's for meetings guys, just in case you want to catch your boss's funny joke as it farts from his lips. Pretty sure this was fully intended for spying on people, straight up. Shady.
I'm sure you are much happier with a brick sized recorder that's mostly lead... You know, just to make it hard to hide.
There's that, no doubt about it. On the other hand, I could think of several defensive uses for it. For instance: person X insists person Y said: "CBA", but person Y provides a voice recording showing they clearly said: "ABC."
It's a damn shame, but we're increasingly living in CYA world...
Definitely. The voice recorder app on my iPhone has gotten me out of a couple schemes of other less than savory people over recent years. I just kinda chuckle that this device is marketed as an every day kind of convenience EDC item for business professionals. People generally react very poorly when they discover they are being recorded in any meeting that they didn’t give prior consent for such a thing, at least in the engineering industry I’m a part of.
Yet we tend to forget everything we say these days, is being recorded/collected either by the NSA or more likely, Alexa!
Alexa has more dirt on me than the NSA ever could. Fact! Lol
Alexa IS NSA.. :)
But that's Bush W's fault - he started it all. Then all the illegal surveillance went away for 8 years and came roaring back under Trump. Crazy how it works.
I like how you think it went away for 8 years....
Yes, probably still going on but the public became board with the topic and it succumbed to juicier news/tid bits. Suppose we can thank trump for brining it back to our attention when he *discovered* Obama tapped his wires? Just a hunch, but I think he was confusing Obama with Alexa...
Audio is a rich source of information. You can even steal passwords from people, and credit card numbers, since a lot of people mutter them when typing them in.
I have strong opinions on surveillance, harassment and the presidency over the past two decades, but I was hoping to escape the need to express them (or read/react to) those of others) here. [Mass]drop isn't good at moderation and talking about these things is an easy way to make enemies. And as mercenary as this company can be, community is a valuable thing wherever it happens.
My advice for people who don't like reading the comments I, or anyone else makes, is to ignore them. We're just shopping here; there's really nothing to be too concerned about right?