Amazon confirms that Echo device secretly shared user’s private audio
The device recorded and sent a private conversation to a contact of the owner. When questioned Amazon support confirmed:
'Our engineers went through all of your logs. They saw exactly what you told us, exactly what you said happened, and we're sorry.'
I have set up a small Mastodon instance for radio amateurs, radio clubs/organisations, DXers, SWLs and anyone else interested in any aspect of radio communications, technology or even radio listening.
The address is https://radiosocial.org/ - feel free to join in or let me know if you have any questions!
📣 PSA 📣
Looks like there is an influx of spam accounts being created on the federverse right now.
If you find any on our instances, please flag them and smush the report button.
I'm keeping an eye on things but may miss a few here and there.
If you know users looking for an account but have been squashed due to the influx of account creations, please let me know and I can send them a registration link.
Took me long enough, but I got Mycroft up and running on Raspberry Pi.
Here's the list of who voted against the maintenance of NN rules yesterday... and when they are up for re-election.
2 of them are my senators.
I'm going to be doing my part... I suggest you look at the list and do yours.
> Bitcoin to use 0.5% of world’s electricity by end of 2018
I'll be damned. The Senate just passed the resolution to prevent the repeal of net neutrality. Goes to the House now.
Benton County, where I live, is the least religious county per capita in the US. Now I know why I feel so comfortable here.
Building my first VR game using Unity has made me realize how important it is to celebrate the little victories. Because otherwise I'd be pulling my fucking hair out right now.
Rick and Morty got renewed, with Cartoon Network ordering 70 new episodes!
Why non-techies don't use FLOSS alternatives Show more
I decided to download Scribus as a FLOSS alternative to InDesign or Publisher.
I opened it and was told I need to download GhostScript and it directed me to a site which redirected me to a GitHub releases page
Which had about ten different release versions with shorthand filenames making it very difficult to find the right version. The documentation for Scribus was outdated and gave no help
First one I tried told me to install using Command Line
Time to give YaCy a try.
Not sure if I've drunk too much coffee today or not enough.
Excellent news: Canadian police have dropped computer hacking charges against a 19-year-old who downloaded openly available information from a public records website. https://www.halifax.ca/home/news/police-conclude-investigation-data-breach
PSA, New Instance Show more
Hello. I've just set a up a new instance that will (hopefully) be focused on the #solarpunk and sp-adjacent movements. This includes...
..amongst other things. Registration is open and I would love for you to join! Although I don't plan on the server growing very much, I think it will provide a much-needed niche for the Fediverse. Feedback is welcome.
PS I'll still be active on the other instances I frequent.
So I get my new Raspberry Pi and I'm all ready to set up Mycroft and have some fun. And what do I discover...
That the newest Raspberry Pi can't run the current version of Pycroft. That'll teach me to look forward to things. :(
If there is anything better than pesto pizza, I have not found it yet.