Looking at everything with a hearty dose of cynicism is an occupational hazard of security reporting. Whenever a data-hungry app or service is free, there’s always a looming feeling of “what’s the catch?”
Enter the latest example: Otter, a free transcription app. It lets you record and transcribe meetings in real time. Anyone who’s transcribed knows how boring and arduous it is — and reporters, especially, hate doing it — even if it’s important to have a written record of meetings, source interviews, and other events.