Amazon Transcribe can now automatically redact personally identifiable information
- Amazon Transcribe, the AWS-based speech-to-text service, launched a small but important new feature this morning that, if implemented correctly, can automatically hide your personally identifiable information from call transcripts.
- Almost by default, that involves exchanging information like your name, address or a credit card number.
- In my experience, some call centers stop the recording when you’re about to exchange credit card numbers, for example, but that’s not always the case.
- With this new feature, Transcribe can automatically identify information like a social security number, credit card number, bank account number, name, email address, phone number and mailing address and redact that.
- The tool automatically replaces this information with ‘[PII]’ in the transcript.
- With this new Transcribe tool, at least some of this data will never be available for sharing (unless, of course, you keep a copy of the audio).
Senate to vote on two abortion restriction bills
- They will allow Republicans to capitalize on last year's state-level anti-abortion momentum in the lead up to November's election, as well as to bolster Trump's recent efforts to secure the support of anti-abortion voters by painting Democrats as extremists on the issue.
- The second bill to be considered Tuesday is the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act, sponsored by Nebraska Republican Sen. Ben Sasse, that would require abortion providers to work to "preserve the life and health" of a fetus that was born following an attempted abortion as they would for a newborn baby, or face up to five years in prison.
- Similarly, the bill's most recent recorded vote in February 2019 saw a vote split 53-44 along party lines, with Alabama Democratic Sen. Doug Jones joining Casey and Manchin to vote in support of the bill.
Hubble Just Spotted Something Massive Coming Out Of Uranus
- NASA’s Kepler Space Telescope discovered an Earth-like planet circling a nearby star within the Goldilocks zone of our galaxy.
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Cloudflare silently deleted my DNS records
- From it, I learned that the official way Cloudflare communicates that they have deleted your domain is by placing an event in the audit log with an IP of 127.0.0.1.
- For some reason I trusted Cloudflare with both my registration and DNS, and every debugging step mentions at the top that "It is not necessary to check domain registration for domains utilizing a Cloudflare CNAME setup." The help page provides no information on why a domain registered with Cloudflare would be deleted.
- To add insult to injury I learn that when Cloudflare automatically detects an anomaly with your domain they permanently delete all DNS records.
- Combined with the hacky audit log, I'm left with the opinion that for some reason Cloudflare decided to completely half-ass the part of their system that is responsible for deleting everything that matters to a user.