another way to think about it: web3 is about "relaxing" big centralized structues.. if someone like Google is already big and centralized, we should reverse this direction and NOT giving them an opportunity to infiltrate themselves even more into our every day lives... they have tons of data about us, they provide some hardware but home hardware is where I draw a firm line...
HEY, it's doesn't... BUT it can make them less relevant... and then they will start behaving better... although they probably cannot / won't because the whole architecture of the business is wrong. Web3 will replace that... it won't happen by itself and without people giving it a lot of thought of course. More people should build their own devices for various purposes... it's becoming easier and easier every day. You have a lot of open compute hw platforms (raspberry pi + other sbcs, cheap wifi chips with processors: esp8266 etc.) with a lot of reliable open source software and all the knowledge needed is free.
same about the location services that users were turning off in Android while Google was still getting the GPS data. Google said that this was a "bug" after a 9 month period. At least they improved their PR and now call it a feature with their Nest spyware :D
And thaaaat's exactly one of the reasons why you should build your own smart home stuff with raspberry pis or so. Not mentioning a built-in microphone is already a reason for bringing "Don't be evil"-Google to court. This is literally tapping.
And the name... Secure. Great.
I'm done. I decided last year I don't need a 'smart home'. I don't need something listening to me. I have hands for light switches, and a phone to remotely activate whatever. I can handle my own security camera system.
I can't fully stop a phone until I can run Googleless Android, but it's likely going to happen.
> I can't fully stop a phone until I can run Googleless Android, but it's likely going to happen.
Ya, I am moving away from Google or any of the FAANG companies but if I can't like phones then I distribute the data across several of the services so they all just get a small piece that leads them to have nothing in reality. At least I am trying as well.
There are phones that work with Google-less ROMs. Ironically Pixels are great for that, afaik. MicroG allows for whatever Google apps you do need, and tools like PrivacyGuard and other firewall tools limit their call-home capabilities as you desire.