Amazon has released a health-tracking bracelet which collects all kinds of invasive personal information that similar trackers, like the Apple Watch and Fitbit, do not collect.
The Jeff Bezos-owned Washington Post reviewed the Halo Band in an article published Thursday. As of now the Halo costs $65, though it will eventually cost $100 along with a $4 monthly fee once Amazon decides to sell more.
The fabric bracelet comes with a microphone, but unlike the Apple Watch and Fitbit it does not have a screen, sounds, or vibrations. All the data is accessed on the Halo’s smartphone app instead.
What’s most off-putting is the invasiveness of the information it collects about you. “The Halo Band asks you to strip down and strap on a microphone so that it can make 3-D scans of your body fat and monitor your tone of voice,” says WaPo’s review. It will tell you if you haven’t exercised or slept enough; it will describe your tone of voice; and all those pictures of your body and all those voice recordings will get analyzed by the tracker’s machine learning technology.
All in all, the review concludes the following: “The Halo collects the most intimate information we’ve seen from a consumer health gadget—and makes the absolute least of it. This wearable is much better at helping Amazon gather data than at helping you get healthy and happy.”
You will never catch me buying the Halo, let alone any other Amazon data-collecting machine like Alexa.
In other Amazon related news, Big League Politics covered Amazon’s decision to ban a book about COVID-19 that disagreed with The Official Narrative:
Unlikely Ally: Russian Foreign Minister Calls Out Big Tech Shenanigans
Nationalists may find allies in strange places.
Prior to the installation of Joe Biden as U.S. president, Big Tech went on a censorship spree against former President Donald Trump and his supporters. Such corporate activism against Trump has evoked a strong international response from foreign leaders fearful of the American corporate sector’s power.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov recently declared that Big Tech’s actions represent egregious violations of American constitutional law.
“Recent events, including those in the United States, [pertain] to a situation when half a dozen people who have created their technological empires do not even want to know what rights they have in their countries. They themselves define their rights on the basis of so-called corporate norms and they don’t care a bit about the constitutions of their nations. We have clearly seen this in the United States, and this, of course, causes serious concern”, Lavrov said to reporters on January 11, 2021.
Lavrov declared that Big Tech’s behavior “comes from evil”. He criticized American leaders for failing to provide free access to information on the Internet.
The Russian foreign minister’s comments were in response to Twitter’s decision to permanently ban Donald Trump’s personal account earlier in January. The social media platform blamed the president for inciting an “insurrection” after a small group of his supporters stormed the Capitol on January 6.
Facebook and Instagram followed in Twitter’s footsteps, although the media platforms are currently reviewing if they’ll let Trump re-access his accounts.
It seems some of the most ardent opponents of America’s woke regime tend to come from abroad. America can no longer claim that it’s exceptional when both its private and public sector have no commitment to respecting its founding principles.
The Right needs to regroup and build a proper nationalist infrastructure to combat the current political apparatus in front of us.
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