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Weekly Roundup, Friday 12 July 2019

Good morning Our summer in Seattle is proving rather disappointing currently, to the point of instead of running the a/c, I’ve even had the heaters on intermittently.  I hope your summer is better than mine,

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Another Amazon Alexa Privacy Problem

Amazon continues to release more and more of their Alexa Echo units, and if you’re like us, you’re continuing to add them throughout your homes and offices. It requires a fair measure of confidence to

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Weekly Roundup, Friday 5 July 2019

Good morning I hope your July 4 was great, and if your day was enlivened by the California ‘quake, the extra “celebration” didn’t cause any damage or disruption. I’d commented last week about what I

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