We'll be the first to admit, we're biased. We made Scripty, so take what we say with a grain of salt.
Most of the information we got about Scriptly was obtained from its site, and through some internet sleuthing, so it may not be 100% accurate.
Note: this page was last updated August 8, 2022, so it may be out of date. Refer directly to Scriptly and Scripty's websites for the latest up-to-date information.
Scripty and Scriptly happened to be named very similarly to each other by pure random chance.
Neither of us intended to be named similar to the other.
If you compare the creation dates of both bots, you'll notice Scripty was created two months earlier than Scriptly, on February 17th, 2021, whereas Scriptly was created April 10th, 2021.
According to Scriptly's homepage, they offer the following features:
It provides immersive features such as voice to text transcription, text to speech vocality, and, in the premium version, translation via voice between 2 languages.
Their documentation offers more information on what they support, including being able to customize your text-to-speech voice.
On the other hand, at the moment, Scripty only supports speech-to-text, but plans to support text-to-speech in the future.
Translation, however, is not planned, due to the cost of running this whilst also ensuring user privacy by not sharing data with third parties.
Scripty also plans to support custom text-to-speech voices in the future.
You can refer to the table below for a tabular breakdown of the features between the two bots.
|Translation of transcripted messages||❌||🚧|
|Voice assistant functionality||🚧||❌|
|Voice chat moderation||🚧||❌|
|Text-to-speech voice customization||🚧||✅|
|Custom voice that sounds like you||🚧||❌|
According to Scriptly's homepage, they currently do not offer premium, but when it is released, it will include the following features:
The premium version of the bot has many features that help improve the experience for our users.
• Translation via voice between 2 people.
• Higher quality transcription (more accurate)
• More fluent TTS (text to speech)
• Faster transcription
• Priority support in our support server
• Priority access to new features
• And more!
Scripty, on the other hand, plans to support Premium incredibly soon. In fact, by the time you read this, it's very likely already out.
Scripty's Premium does not change the quality or speed of any parts of the bot.
We believe everyone, regardless of their ability to pay, should experience the highest quality transcriptions we can offer them.
As with last time, you can view a tabular breakdown of both bots in the table below.
|Translation of voice||No||Premium|
|Increased user limit in voice chats||Premium||Unknown|
|Access to 2 bots||Premium||Unknown (likely no)|
|Custom bot for your server||Premium ($100/mo)||No|
Note that we are not Scriptly's team. We do not know for sure whether any of Scriptly's information is 100% true. This is what we've deduced based on some internet sleuthing.
Scriptly uses Wit.Ai, a free speech-to-text API made by Facebook (now Meta).
Due to this API being owned by Meta, and being free, there is an extremely high chance Meta is using your voice data for their own purposes, including marketing and advertising. To be completely clear, the Scriptly team is (very likely, we can't verify as Scriptly is closed-source) not mining any of your data. Meta is mining this data.
Scripty, on the other hand, uses Coqui STT. This is an offline speech-to-text library, meaning it runs entirely on our machines. No data is sent to any third parties, and we do not use any of your data for any purposes. You can independently verify this, as Scripty is open-source at GitHub. However, due to this, Scripty is much more expensive to run, which forces us to offer expensive Premium.
|Sends voice to third parties||❌||✅|
|Third-parties use voice for own purposes||❌||✅|
|All data stays on developer-controlled servers forever||✅||❌|
|Developers use voice for own purposes||❌||❌|
It's now up to you which bot you'd like to use. We'll offer links to both bots here.
Following an investigation by Bloomberg, the company admitted that it had been employing third-party contractors to transcribe the audio messages that users exchanged on its Messenger app.
“It’s like they’re stalking you,” says Court. “They put all sorts of circumstantial evidence together, and you’re marketed to as if they’re listening to your conversations.”With Scriptly sending your conversation to Facebook for transcription, they quite literally can now listen to your conversations.
Facebook-parent Meta has agreed to pay $90 million to settle a decade-old class action lawsuit over a practice that allowed the social network to track users' activity across the internet, even if they had logged out of the platform.And they definitely will use these transcripts and link them back to you.
A 17-year-old girl and her mother have been charged with a series of felonies and misdemeanors after an apparent medication abortion at home in Nebraska. The state’s case relies on evidence from the teenager’s private Facebook messages, obtained directly from Facebook by court order, which show the mother and daughter allegedly bought medication online to induce abortion, and then disposed of the body of the fetus.Which they can (and are required to) then turn over to law enforcement if requested in any criminal trials.
The $5 billion penalty against Facebook is the largest ever imposed on any company for violating consumers’ privacy and almost 20 times greater than the largest privacy or data security penalty ever imposed worldwide. It is one of the largest penalties ever assessed by the U.S. government for any violation.
The personal information of about half a billion Facebook users, including their phone numbers, have been posted to a website used by hackers, cybersecurity experts say.And you definitely can't trust Facebook with the security of your data either. This isn't the first time, and won't be the last.
Starting 2019, Facebook was caught in January exploiting a loophole in Apple's iOS policies and distributing a research app using an enterprise certificate. With this type of certificate, the app was able to gain root access to a user's device and gather information, such as constant location tracking and messages and media from third-party apps.They'll go to any length required to get your data. When Apple noticed what they did here, they banned this certificate entirely, causing internal builds of Facebook to break.
Hundreds of millions of Facebook passwords were exposed within the company, sparking a debate among infosec experts over whether it was a simple mistake or an example of bad-faith actions by the company.You definitely can't trust Facebook with security.
Facebook Thursday admitted that hundreds of millions of user passwords were stored in plaintext within the company's network.
A year after the Cambridge Analytica data sharing scandal, researchers have discovered publicly exposed data stores belonging to two more third-party developed Facebook apps.
The cyber risk team at security firm UpGuard found one data store originating from the Mexico-based media company Cultura Colectiva of 146GB, containing more than 540 million records, detailing comments, likes, reactions, account names, Facebook IDs and more.
@Meta /Facebook auto-tagged this woman as me on someone else’s photo dump.And they have the algorithmic power to link your voice to you. All it takes is a tiny bit of training data, which they have.
Turns out she’s my great-great-great grandmother, Maria Schäfer, who immigrated to the US from Russia in 1899.
Pesenti says more than one-third of Facebook’s daily active users had opted into Face Recognition scanning, and over a billion face recognition profiles will be deleted as part of the upcoming change.They had a billion plus people stored in their facial recognition system. Given Facebook also gets videos, with human speech uploaded, it is not a stretch to assume they can very easily do the same with your voice.
Facebook decided not to notify over 530 million of its users whose personal data was lifted in a breach sometime before August 2019 and was recently made available in a public database. Facebook also has no plans to do so, a spokesperson said.
Phone numbers, full names, locations, some email addresses, and other details from user profiles were posted to an amateur hacking forum on Saturday, Business Insider reported last week.
Patents filed by Facebook that mention People You May Know show some ingenious methods that Facebook has devised for figuring out that seeming strangers on the network might know each other. One filed in 2015 describes a technique that would connect two people through the camera metadata associated with the photos they uploaded. It might assume two people knew each other if the images they uploaded looked like they were titled in the same series of photos—IMG_4605739.jpg and IMG_4605742, for example—or if lens scratches or dust were detectable in the same spots on the photos, revealing the photos were taken by the same camera.Hell, if they can track you using camera lens dust, they're more than capable of doing the same with your voice.
Chicago attorney Jay Edelson sued Facebook in Cook County Circuit Court back in 2015, alleging that the platform’s use of facial recognition tagging was not allowed under the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act. The lawsuit claimed that Facebook’s Tag Suggestions tool, which scanned faces in users’ photos and offered suggestions about who the person might be, stored biometric data without users’ consent in violation of the Illinois law.And they will do it.
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton (R) on Monday sued Facebook’s parent company, Meta Platforms Inc., alleging that the social media giant for years collected Texans’ biometric data without their full consent, in violation of state privacy laws.As lawsuit after lawsuit shows.
Paxton’s lawsuit, filed in district court in Harrison County, alleges that Facebook collected users’ biometric identifiers from photos and videos without properly informing them, shared the data with third parties and failed to delete it in a timely way, from about 2010 to late 2021 — when Meta announced it would shut down Facebook’s facial recognition system and delete the data it collected on more than 1 billion people.
An experimental algorithm out of Facebook’s artificial intelligence lab can recognise people in photographs even when it can’t see their faces. Instead it looks for other unique characteristics like your hairdo, clothing, body shape and pose.Not looking? We can figure out who you are.
Rebecca Porter, we discovered, is my great aunt, by marriage. She is married to my biological grandfather’s brother; she met him 35 years ago, the year after I was born. Facebook knew my family tree better than I did.Hey, if it can figure out your family tree, when everyone between you and this other person doesn't use Facebook at all, it sure as hell can figure out who you are from your voice.
If walking away from $850 million feels like penance, Acton has gone further. He has supercharged a small messaging app, Signal, run by a security researcher named Moxie Marlinspike with a mission to put users before profit, giving it $50 million and turning it into a foundation. Now he’s working with the same people who built the opensource encryption protocol that is part of Signal and protects WhatsApp’s 1.5 billion users and that also sits as an option on Facebook Messenger, Microsoft’s Skype and Google’s Allo messenger. Essentially, he’s re-creating WhatsApp in the pure, idealized form it started: free messages and calls, with end-to-end encryption and no obligations to ad platforms.Walking away from nearly $1 billion over Facebook's severe lack of privacy should say something.