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  • How Google Is Secretly Recording YOU Through Your Mobile, Monitoring Millions Of Conversations

    08/22/2017 9:39:19 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 43 replies
    The Sun ^ | 08/22/17 | Margi Murphy
    DID you know that Google has been recording you without your knowledge? The technology giant has effectively turned millions of its users' smartphones into listening devices that can capture intimate conversations - even when they aren't in the room. If you own an Android phone, it's likely that you've used Google's Assistant, which is similar to Apple's Siri. Google says it only turns on and begins recording when you utter the words "OK Google". But a Sun investigation has found that the virtual assistant is a little hard of hearing. In some cases, just saying "OK" in conversation prompted it...
  • With Ominous Tweet, Comey Pal Suggests Bombshell Story Is Soon To Drop

    06/23/2017 1:44:29 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 119 replies ^ | 6/23/17 | Chuck Ross
    Wittes wrote on Twitter that the upcoming story could be published later Friday or on Monday. The heads-up comes a day after Trump revealed that he was bluffing last month when he suggested that he had recorded his conversations with Comey. May 16 appears to be his first time Wittes previewed Comey stories. Hours after Wittes posted the foreboding message that day, The Times published a shocking story: “Comey Memo Says Trump Asked Him To End Flynn Investigation.” The piece cited a memo that Comey filed just after a Feb. 14 meeting he had with Trump at the White House....
  • Need to find a video downloader program compatible w/ VLC

    12/13/2016 8:41:50 PM PST · by txnativegop · 46 replies
    13 Dec 2016 | txnativegop
    I need to find a good video downloader compatible with VLC.
  • FAU students call man caught secretly recording women in bathroom "creepy"

    12/08/2016 8:32:44 AM PST · by Morgana · 21 replies ^ | November 30, 2016 | Yaremi Farinas
    BOCA RATON, Fl. (CBS12) — A Greenacres man is accused of secretly videotaping women inside a bathroom at Florida Atlantic University's main campus. Campus police said there are multiple victims. "That's crazy that that is just now being discovered. It's really creepy," said Nickey Banks. FAU Sophomore Banks spends about four days a week studying out of this engineering building. It's the same building where officers said they caught 20-year-old Alexis Garcia hiding inside a stall in the women's bathroom. Police said during a two-week time span, Garcia secretly recorded women as they used the restroom. Last Wednesday someone called...
  • Arkansas Cops Arrest 79-Year Old Legislator for Recording Police

    10/03/2016 3:50:17 PM PDT · by MeganC · 76 replies
    PINAC ^ | October 3, 2016 | Ben Keller
    It was an apparent case of retaliation, but you’d have to see the video to believe it. “Give us a call; we’ll be there when you need our help,” joked Little Rock Arkansas cops Jason Roberts and Thomas Thompson. The two Arkansas cops who were so offended by a 79-year old legislator who championed people’s Constitutional right to record police in public that they arrested him for recording a traffic stop. Little Rock Police Chief Kenton Buckner immediaetly dropped the charges against Walker and wrote an apology for the arrest, which was caught on dash cam. The shocking dashcam footage...
  • Conservatives: Worried about losing the internet? I have an idea; record an audiobook

    10/01/2016 7:57:54 AM PDT · by ProgressingAmerica · 29 replies
    A citizen historian
    It is almost certain that with giving the internet to "the world", that people with voices who say certain things run the risk of being silenced. One possible solution: You should record an audiobook. Here's why. As an example, one audiobook that I recorded was The Colored Patriots of the American Revolution, which highlights the black patriots that fought side by side against the British for American Independence and liberty. I completed that entire book on Valentines Day of this year, the day believed by some to be Frederick Douglass' birthday. Why is this book important? Have you ever run...
  • Breaking: Wikileaks releases hacked audio recordings of Democratic National Committee voicemails

    08/06/2016 10:56:06 PM PDT · by Pollard · 22 replies
    Just a little info bar at the top of the site for now. Screenshot below. Clicking on Voew More just brought me to more election stuff. Guess I'll find out more in the morning.
  • BREAKING: WikiLeaks releases hacked audio recordings of Democratic National Committee voicemails

    07/27/2016 5:31:56 PM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 458 replies
    Corruption: Clinton's cash-machine, cozying up with rich donors who want leverage on the White House.
  • Osama bin Laden's son threatens revenge against U.S.

    07/10/2016 7:50:00 AM PDT · by granite · 56 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | Published Sunday, July 10, 2016 8:03AM EDT | The Associated Press
    BEIRUT -- Al-Qaida's media arm has released an audio in which the purported son of the late al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden threatens revenge against the U.S. for assassinating his father.
  • Out of a Rare Super Bowl I Recording, a Clash With the N.F.L. Unspools

    02/02/2016 9:29:50 AM PST · by Theoria · 41 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 02 Feb 2016 | Richard Sandomir
    Troy Haupt is a 47-year-old nurse anesthetist here in North Carolina's Outer Banks. He has a secret to reveal about Super Bowl I: He owns the only known recording of its broadcast. CBS and NBC, which televised the game, did not preserve any tapes. But the copy that Haupt owns -- of a broadcast that launched the Super Bowl as an enormous shared spectacle that attracts more than 100 million viewers -- might never be seen on any network. The N.F.L. does not want to buy the tapes and has warned Haupt not to sell them to outside parties or...
  • An Archive of 10,000 Cylinder Recordings Readied for the Spotify Era

    11/23/2015 6:22:37 PM PST · by sparklite2 · 25 replies
    Hyperallergic ^ | Claire Voon
    From cakewalks to carols, historic sounds of all kinds are preserved at the University of California, Santa Barbara's Cylinder Audio Archive, home to a vast collection of recordings. The UCSB Library first made this archive available online in 2005, but it recently launched a new website that now features over 10,000 cylinder recordings - all available to download or stream online for free. Cylinders, as the website explains, are what people listened to "before MP3s, CDs, cassettes and vinyl records - First made of tinfoil, then wax and plastic, cylinder recordings, commonly the size and shape of a soda can, were...
  • Audio Recording from Inside Bataclan During Terror Attack [Better Quality Version]

    Audio of the dramatic shootout in the Bataclan in Paris on the night of November 13, 2015. Italian Vincenzo Capuana, Perugia, who has lived in France for several years, was attending the concert and recorded audio when all hell broke loose. The music suddenly interrupted by the winds, the screams of the people, the stampede, the chaos ..... the audio was recorded on phone in the pocket by Vincenzo Capuana and played over the phone to radio show "Trapocoinedicola", a nightly radio news show hosted by Stefano Mensurati Read more at
  • Music [trivia] question: Green Acres theme

    08/12/2015 1:22:10 AM PDT · by re_nortex · 66 replies
    Way too early on April 12, 2015 | Self
    In another thread, I came across Donald Trump doing a passable job of the Green Acres theme. Here in the Dallas area, the Ticket sports station has their own variation of the theme. My question to the vast collection of musicologists out there in FReeperland is about the instrumentation deployed on that familiar theme. What in the heck are those instruments that gave it such a distinct, rustic flavor? Was it Moog synthesizers or traditional string and woodwinds? I'll admit to being pretty much of an idiot when it comes to the "behind the scenes" stuff involved in creation of...
  • Hidden Camera Catches NYPD Cops Arresting Man For No Reason, Making Up Purpose for Stopping Him

    05/06/2015 4:39:42 PM PDT · by marktwain · 83 replies ^ | 1 May, 2015 | Josie Wales
    Bronx, NY – A video published on Youtube yesterday by user benfarias13 shows an apalling abuse of power by the NYPD when they pull over and arrest a man for absolutely no reason. The video begins with the driver sitting calmly in his car when an officer walks up and opens the car door, demanding he “step out of the car.” The cop immediately tells him to put his hands behind his back and cuffs him, asking him if he has any weapons. The man complies and replies that he does not have any weapons, asking why he’s being arrested....
  • Agent of Saddam Arrested in Chicago

    07/09/2003 9:51:38 AM PDT · by TomGuy · 125 replies · 866+ views
    FoxNews - cable ^ | July 9, 2003
    FoxNews just reported that an agent for Saddam Hussein has been arrested in Chicago. .....developing....
  • Constitutional Rights to Video and Audio Record in Public

    12/31/2014 2:39:05 AM PST · by marktwain · 5 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 30 December, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    Graphic from The ubiquity of inexpensive and capable video and audio recording devises is changing the legal and political landscape for everyone, but especially for police, criminals, and armed Americans.  The open carry movement learned early on that recording of an incident removed the he said/she said ambiguity that is often found to be in a police officer's favor.  There have been many cases where the interaction was recorded and a settlement was paid to the person exercising their rights.  Many defensive actions by armed Americans have been caught on surveillance cameras and have gone viral on the...
  • NY: Recording Makes Crucial Difference in NY Defense Case

    12/04/2014 12:54:36 PM PST · by marktwain · 8 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 4 December, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    Last year, David Carlson of Sparrow Bush, New York, was a principal actor in a tragic situation involving a fugitive who was facing statutory rape charges.   Norris Acosta-Sanchez had fled the police and was living in a cabin not far from the Carlson's home.  Carlson got to know him; well enough to invite him to dinner in his house several times.   Acosta-Sanchez eventually confided in Carlson that he was a wanted man, though he did not disclose the charges against him. Carlson tried to cooperate with police to have Acosta-Sanchez taken into custody.   In a sequence of events worthy...
  • BYU professors discover hidden recording device in classroom ['content inadvertently erased']

    11/17/2014 8:55:35 PM PST · by Colofornian · 11 replies ^ | Nov. 17, 2014 | Jessica Ivins
    PROVO — Police at Brigham Young University are investigating whether any laws were broken after professors discovered a voice-activated recording device stuck under a chair in a lecture hall on campus. Two professors were working on a PowerPoint presentation in the Joseph Smith Building two weeks ago when they discovered a digital recorder stuck to the bottom of a stool with Velcro, police said. After attempting to play back the recordings, they grew concerned and began searching other classrooms in the building. Upon discovering similar Velcro setups under chairs in other classrooms, the professors called police. The investigation, however, has...
  • How to Select a Region By-The-Numbers in Audacity (Free Sound Processor)

    11/13/2014 6:46:28 AM PST · by CharlesOConnell · 4 replies
    Self ^ | 11/12/2014 | Charles O'Connell
     The worst rub is the learning curve. There needs to be a hierarchy of the most common tasks.  Audacity is free, open source, cross-platform software for recording and editing sounds.   "Audacity is available for Windows, Mac, Linux; and other operating systems. Check their feature list, wiki, and forum."  Audacity is a great success, a user-community produced and managed application program that does what it's supposed to. Years ago you used to have to pay for this software, now it's free, but you have to invest your time in learning how to use it. The worst rub is the learning curve. So many...
  • [VANITY] Papa Was a Rolling Stone - Question

    10/25/2014 10:30:26 PM PDT · by re_nortex · 55 replies
    Oct 25, 2014 | Nobody but me
    Here's a full length (12:04) version of Papa Was A Rolling Stone by the Temptations in high quality evidently played off vinyl. This longer version has a very long instrumental introduction and a long bridge at the midpoint. The musicianship impresses me. A very haunting melody with a string section and brass, rare in music nowadays. Since I know little about the recording industry, I have to ask the intelligentsia (a big word for FReepers), what techniques were used in the early 1970s to create such a sound. I presume it was recorded in the rather modest facilities of Motown...