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Printed Wednesday, August 14, 2019 12:39PM EDT
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NEW YORK — Fb says it paid contractors to transcribe audio clips from customers of its Messenger service.
The observe raises privateness issues, as customers aren’t sometimes conscious that people are reviewing audio. Tech corporations say the observe helps enhance their providers. Fb says audio snippets have been masked in order to not reveal anybody’s id. The corporate says it has stopped the observe per week in the past. The event was reported earlier by Bloomberg.
Amazon and Google have additionally used folks to hearken to audio from their digital assistant providers fairly than solely utilizing synthetic intelligence. Google says it suspended doing this within the EU. Amazon says customers can decline, or choose out. Printed studies say Apple additionally has achieved this, however has stopped.
Irish data-protection regulators say they’re looking for extra particulars from Fb.