Facebook admits contractors listened to users' recordings without their knowledge (page 2)

Facebook just can’t seem to keep themselves out of privacy scandals. In the latest report from Bloomberg, it has been revealed that Facebook has actually been paying third-party contractors to transcribe the audio chats on its users, a move which the company has confirmed and stated that they have since put on pause.According to a statement made by the company in response to the reports, “Much like Apple and Google, we paused human review of audio more than a week ago.” The company adds that users who were affected actually chose the option in Facebook Messenger to have their audio chats transcribed, where the transcribing was done to make sure that the AI correctly interpreted the messages.Facebook also reassured that the conversations were anonymized, although we’re sure that not everyone was thrilled with the idea anyway. Facebook isn’t alone in this either. As the company points out, Apple has also been recently accused of transcribing Siri conversations in a bid to improve

Facebook Found To Have Paid Contractors To Transcribe Audio Chats Of Its Users

Facebook just can’t seem to keep themselves out of privacy scandals. In the latest report from Bloomberg, it has been revealed that Facebook has actually been paying third-party contractors ...

Tue 13 Aug 19 from Ubergizmo

Facebook paid contractors to transcribe Messenger calls - CNET

The social network says it halted the process last week.

Tue 13 Aug 19 from CNET Cutting Edge

Facebook Did the Sneaky Listening Thing, Too

Facebook has paid hundreds of contractors around the world to transcribe some of its users Messenger messages, according to a new Bloomberg report. The social network stopped doing the transcriptions ...

Tue 13 Aug 19 from Gizmodo

Facebook paid people to transcribe Messenger voice chats

Add Facebook to the list of tech firms who've halted their audio transcriptions over privacy concerns. The company confirmed to Bloomberg that contractors had been transcribing ...

Tue 13 Aug 19 from Engadget

Facebook also hired human contractors to listen to audio from its Messenger app

Facebook has been hiring third-party contractors to review and transcribe audio clips of its users, according to a new report from Bloomberg. Facebook claims it stopped using human ...

Tue 13 Aug 19 from The Verge

Facebook paid contractors to transcribe users' audio: Bloomberg

Facebook Inc has been paying outside contractors to transcribe audio clips from users of its services, Bloomberg reported on Tuesday, citing people familiar with the matter.

Tue 13 Aug 19 from Reuters Technology

Facebook collected and transcribed users’ audio without permission

“The future is private.” Clearly, Facebook still has a way to go. Facebook has become the latest tech giant to face scrutiny over its handling of users’ data, following a report ...

Tue 13 Aug 19 from TechCrunch

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