(05-30-2016, 12:30 AM)verbatim1 Wrote:Actually privacy isn't mentioned in your constitution. It is a right by virtue of a Supreme Court decision. Supreme court's change.
Quote:However, it's trivial to see how the sleep apnea can be used for nefarious purposes that I will only mention a couple of ways.
1. If a bugler wants to know if you're asleep, the breathing patterns will tell her that information.
Not until an hour after you've woken up for a Resmed machine and then they have to hack the Resmed site. If they can do that a few low profit burglaries will be the last thing on their mind.
They can generally tell more easily by noticing that your lights are out at night for example.
Quote:2. If a wife wants to know if her husband is at her best friend's house instead of on a week-long business trip, the IP address on the connection will tell her where he is.
Resmed machines use the cell network - no IP's involved so far as I know.
Quote:3. If I can tap into the machine to change the settings, I can also install firmware to do anything I want it to do (think of what happened to the Siemens centrifuge controllers in the Iran nuclear facility, for example).
It would be easier to simply sneak into your house while you're away and install the malware. Again the machine ain't on the internet (unless you have a WIFI enabled SD card in it like I do).
Quote:However, I fully recognize that many people have already given up on protecting their privacy, like a kid who allows the punks to bully him about; and I can't say that it's the wrong thing to do. It's just the wrong thing for "me" to do.
Except facts is facts. The earth ain't flat, and you have no privacy. When the battle is lost you stop fighting. Of course you have the right to but your head against the wall as long as you like. Google David Brin for an authoritative take on the subject and a suggestion for a practical solution: "sousveillance".
Quote:The only thing I ask for is a way to say "Don't tell me again" when the machine nags that Airplane mode is on.
No law against asking, but don't hold your breath... unless you maybe have a few spare million bucks to support a team of lawyers for a suit.
The above is my opinion. It is just possible that I may, occasionally, be mistaken.
I am neither a Doctor, nor any other kind of medical professional.
Everything put together sooner or later falls apart.