Privacy questions as humans reviewed user audio at Facebook

Facebook’s lead privacy regulator in Europe is now asking the company for detailed information about the operation of a voice-to-text feature in Facebook’s Messenger app and how it complies with EU law. Yesterday Bloomberg reported that Facebook uses human contractors to transcribe app users’ audio messages — yet its privacy policy makes no clear mention […]

Privacy questions as humans reviewed user audio at Facebook

Facebook has paid contractors to transcribe audio clips from users of its Messenger service, raising privacy concerns for a company with a history of privacy lapses.

Wed 14 Aug 19 from TechXplore

Facebook paid people to listen to voice recordings, too

Wed 14 Aug 19 from MIT Technology Review

Facebook listened to users' conversations: report

Facebook has paid hundreds of contractors to listen to and transcribe snippets of users' conversations, US media reported on Tuesday, amid heightened scrutiny of the social network's data collection ...

Wed 14 Aug 19 from TechXplore

‘Alexa, delete what I just said’: How to manage voice recordings on your smart devices

Apple, Amazon and Google recently changed their policies after privacy concerns were raised.

Mon 12 Aug 19 from The Washington Post

Irish regulator queries Facebook on transcription of users' audio

The lead regulator of Facebook in the European Union is seeking information on how the company handled data during the manual transcription of users' audio recordings, Ireland's Data Protection ...

Wed 14 Aug 19 from Reuters Technology

Irish regulator queries Facebook on transcription of users' audio, Wed 14 Aug 19 from Reuters Technology

Facebook paying to transcribe users' audio chats, report says

Facebook paid contractors to transcribe users' audio chats, said a report. The social network said it will stop the practice.       

Wed 14 Aug 19 from USA today

Facebook workers listened to Messenger conversations

People were paid to transcribe voice recordings - but Facebook says the work has now stopped.

Wed 14 Aug 19 from BBC Technology

Facebook admits contractors have been transcribing Messenger voice recordings

Bloomberg reports that Facebook has been hiring third-party outside contractors to transcribe audio clips from the Messenger app. The voice-to-text feature, which lets people speak their messages ...

Wed 14 Aug 19 from Techspot

Facebook’s human-AI blend for audio transcription is now facing privacy scrutiny in Europe

Facebook’s lead privacy regulator in Europe is now asking the company for detailed information about the operation of a voice-to-text feature in Facebook’s Messenger app and how ...

Wed 14 Aug 19 from TechCrunch

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