Echo owners can now ask Alexa to control their Roku devices via a new skill, months after a similar capability came to Google Assistant-powered devices (Sarah Perez/TechCrunch)

March 5, 2019

Sarah Perez / TechCrunch: Echo owners can now ask Alexa to control their Roku devices via a new skill, months after a similar capability came to Google Assistant-powered devices  —  Roku this morning announced its devices will now be compatible with Amazon’s Alexa.  Through a new Roku skill for Alexa … Source: http://www.techmeme.com

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Report Finds Widespread Contamination at Nation’s Coal Ash Sites

Nearly all 250 coal-fired plants in operation in the U.S. have leaked chemicals and contaminated the local groundwater supply with toxins [Editor’s note: the link may be paywalled; you can check the alternative source, and original report (PDF)], according to a report released this week by environmental groups Environmental Integrity Project and Earthjustice. From a report: The report found that 91 percent of the nation’s coal-fired power plants reported elevated…

March 5, 2019
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Why ‘ji32k7au4a83’ is a Remarkably Common Password

A seemingly complex set of characters like “ji32k7au4a83” is a very common password among users, it turns out. From a report: This interesting bit of trivia comes from self-described hardware/software engineer Robert Ou, who recently asked his Twitter followers if they could explain why this seemingly random string of numbers has been seen by Have I Been Pwned (HIBP) over a hundred times. Have I Been Pwned is an aggregator…

March 5, 2019
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[RSA USA ‘19] Learn from Paula’s keynote about the shortcuts that are not worth taking

Organizations always experience a dilemma about designing a secure architecture because it can always be more expensive, time-consuming, and complicated. However, the hackers might be one step ahead and come up with updated or new attack every day. In this landscape, does it make sense to cut corners? If you choose easier alternative and do […]

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March 5, 2019
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