Amazon Echo Recordings and Fitbit Tracking Used as Evidence in Murder Trials – Smart Devices as Witnesses for the Prosecution

Amazon Echo Recordings and Fitbit Tracking Used as Evidence in Murder Trials – Smart Devices as Witnesses for the Prosecution

Earlier this week we wrote about what Amazon is recording and storing for their use when you talk to Alexa on your Amazon Echo device. We also told you how to delete those recordings. Today we’re going to give you some real-life examples of how such recordings are being used in criminal proceedings. And of course the same can be true for Google Home recordings, Fitbit tracking, and any other smart device that tracks your movements or records your voice (or both).

Here’s what Amazon is Recording and Storing for Their Use When You Talk to Alexa on your Amazon Echo Device – and How to Delete It

Here’s what Amazon is Recording and Storing for Their Use When You Talk to Alexa on your Amazon Echo Device – and How to Delete It

More than 25million people in the U.S. have installed an Echo, Echo Dot, or Echo Look in their home or office. And still, very few understand that every time you tell Alexa to do something, Amazon is recording, storing, and using your voice commands. Here’s exactly what and how Amazon is recording, storing, and using what you say, and how to delete those recordings.

WARNING: Having Email Display Sender’s Contact Image and Info Helps Scammers Get in Through the Cracks

WARNING: Having Email Display Sender’s Contact Image and Info Helps Scammers Get in Through the Cracks

Every webmail service out there, be it Gmail, Yahoo, Hotmail, or other, encourages you to upload or merge your contacts with their system. And most Mac and PC email programs automatically cross-reference an incoming email sender with their entry in your contacts. The result is often that their contact profile picture, and ‘friendly’ name, is displayed as the sender of that email in your inbox.

How to Stop and Get Rid of Adsense Auto Ads and Get Your Old Adsense Ads Back

How to Stop and Get Rid of Adsense Auto Ads and Get Your Old Adsense Ads Back

If you run any sort of website at all, it’s likely that you have at least dabbled with Adsense. And if so, you may also have decided to give Adsense Auto Ads a try. And if you did try Adsense Auto Ads it may be that you regret it, and want to get rid of the damned things. Which turns out to be easier said than done. Here’s how to stop Adsense Auto Ads and get rid of them for good.

ANA Admits This Week to Data Breach it Knew about While Fighting Breach Notification Legislation in December

ANA Admits This Week to Data Breach it Knew about While Fighting Breach Notification Legislation in December

The Association of National Advertisers (ANA) admitted this week that it had suffered a data breach last August through October (2018), about which it learned last October (2018), but which it only advised those affected this week (the last week of January, 2019). Consider these dates when also considering the fact that just last month (December 2018, two months after ANA knew about the data breach) ANA was pushing back, hard, against legislation regarding more stringent requirements for – wait for it – notification of data breaches.

Hands-On Review of the Soma Smart Bra and How the Smart Bra Fitting Device Works

Hands-On Review of the Soma Smart Bra and How the Smart Bra Fitting Device Works

If you are a woman you know how awkward having a bra fitting can be. Bra retailer Soma figured to do away with that by introducing the Soma Somainnofit smart bra fitter at CES this month. The Soma smart bra lets you do your own bra fitting in the privacy of your home with a device that looks like a sports bra, but is actually a bra fit calculator.

Bug in FaceTime Lets Callers Hear Your Audio Even if You Haven’t Accepted the Call – Also How to Disable FaceTime

Bug in FaceTime Lets Callers Hear Your Audio Even if You Haven’t Accepted the Call – Also How to Disable FaceTime

In the past 24 hours it was revealed, and then admitted by Apple, that a bug in the FaceTime app was allowing FaceTime callers to listen in on the audio of what was going on around the recipient’s device before the recipient picked up the call. And if the recipient pressed the button to reject the call, instead of ending the call it would start broadcasting video from the recipient’s device as well!