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Radioactive Puppes!

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Hello internet friends,

I haven’t put it on the website for this newsletter but just because everybody is talking about data protection these days: This newsletter is hosted on Tinyletter, which is run by MailChimp. Their privacy policy is here. I do have access to your email addresses but I’m not doing anything with them except smiling when I see a familiar name in one of those “You’ve got a new subscriber!” notifications.
With that out of the way: onwards!

These days we have all these fancy machines to do our bidding. Some of them even react when we speak to them. Turns out they not only hear us, (big surprise!) they also hear other stuff and can be hacked by audio: Alexa and Siri Can Hear This Hidden Command. You Can’t.
Ah, the future.

The Outline asks How do I announce my divorce on Facebook? and… uhm. Maybe just don’t. Just silently remove your relationship status and tell your friends. It’s probably the sanest way.

Are you in the US and on the lookout for a new pet? How about those? The Radioactive Puppies of Chernobyl Will Find Homes in the United States

Nifty: How the 50-mm Lens Became ‘Normal’