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shamu726 posted a topic in Security & Privacy Newsr.classen/Shutterstock I’ve had Alexa smart speakers for years. I bought them to make my smart home more convenient to use through voice controls. But now Alexa has me hopping mad. Why? She invaded my printer without asking my permission and started emailing me about ink. When does a voice assistant cross the line from convenience to nuisance? An (un)Welcome Email It all started with an innocuous email that I initially disregarded as some phishing attempt. “Thank you for connecting your HP OfficeJet Pro 8710 printer to Alexa. Alexa just made printing a wh
steven36 posted a topic in Technology NewsIf you’ve been wondering what’s up with Roku’s voice assistant, you definitely aren’t alone, but today we’re receiving some disappointing news on that front. It certainly feels like voice assistants are everywhere these days, with Apple, Amazon, Google, and Microsoft all offering their own. At one point, even Roku said it was working on its own voice assistant, but that announcement came way back in January 2018. Roku has confirmed that it has canceled its planned voice assistant. The news comes in a hefty profile on the company from The Wall
Lenovo Voice is an ambitious voice assistant for Windows 10 that, if it worked, could put Cortana to shame Lenovo Voice is a digital voice assistant by Lenovo for Windows 10 which offers a number of interesting voice-based features. It offers the ability to translate languages in real-time, transcribe offline video, and also offer general voice assistant features. The app is now in the Microsoft Store, but unfortunately does not appear to do much yet on my Yoga, with the message: This service is not available yet.
Not OK Google: Android, Siri sink in SurfingAttack Video Voice commands encoded in ultrasonic waves can, best case scenario, silently activate a phone's digital assistant, and order it to do stuff like read out text messages and make phone calls, we're told. The technique, known as SurfingAttack, was presented at the Network and Distributed Systems Security Symposium in California this week. In the video demo below, a handset placed on a table wakes up after the voice assistant is activated by inaudible ultrasonic waves. Silent commands transmitted via these pulses stealthil