So, if you need another reason to get Alexa out of your home or keep it out, here you go:
"Amazon employees are listening to, transcribing and even joking about the private conversations customers have with Alexa on their smart speakers." https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/amazon-listens-to-conversations-through-alexa-qh328jlw0
What with financial services being the 18th century I need a statement printed on a dead tree as this somehow verifies my identity in a magical way (that would be completely impossible for me to forge with technology that's readily available for next day delivery on Amazon).
🤔 Reminds me of the time we spent most of our evening figuring out what combination of spells and magic items it would need to recreate Amazon in D&D.
A California judge has ruled that American cops can’t force people to unlock a mobile phone with their face or finger. https://www.forbes.com/sites/thomasbrewster/2019/01/14/feds-cant-force-you-to-unlock-your-iphone-with-finger-or-face-judge-rules/#5899df8c42b7
Current Jira status: https://meh.decadecity.net/atlassian_flavour_markdown.gif
Stuck between the past and the future.
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