• Google employs humans to listen to some voice-assistant recordings

    3 monthes ago - By Washington Post

    Contractors employed by Google listen to recordings of conversations customers have with their Google voice-activated devices, the search giant said Thursday, the latest in a string of privacy concern...
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  • Alphabet's Latest Data Grab: Google Home Records Far More Sound Than Users Realize, Report Says

    3 monthes ago - By Fortune

    Contractors hired by Google have been listening to audio recorded by its virtual assistant -even files recorded after the “OK, Google” wake word wasn't invoked-reports Belgian outlet Vrt Nws.
    According to the story, the news outlet listened to many recordings, some that didn't start with Google's wake word, containing personal conversations, professional phone calls with private information, interactions between kids and their parents, and other sensitive information.
    In an email to Fortune , Google noted its workers are listening to improve the system. According to the search giant, users...
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