Joel Stein’s Poof Piece

“It isn’t going to be easy. I use Google, Facebook, Amazon, Lyft, Uber, Netflix, Hulu, and Spotify. I have two Amazon Echos, a Google Home, an iPhone, a MacBook Air, a Nest thermostat, a Fitbit, and a Roku. I shared the secrets of my genetic makeup by spitting in one vial for 23andMe, another for an ancestry site affiliated with National Geographic, and a third to test my athletic potential. A few months ago, I was leaving my house in Los Angeles for a hike when I heard my Ring speaker say, ‘Where are you going, Joel?’ in my wife’s voice. She was at a pottery class, but the smart doorbell sent her an alert when it detected me heading outside.” Joel Stein, in other words, is as connected as many of us are. So what would happen if he tried to hide? Bloomberg: I Tried Hiding From Silicon Valley in a Pile of Privacy Gadgets. (In a weird twist, I have pretty easy access to Joel, so if any of you big tech companies are looking for him, hit me up.)

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