FACEBOOK HAS BEEN SECRETLY TRANSCRIBING YOUR CONVERSATIONS — Prepare For Change – August 27, 2019

By Dan Robitzski,

(Prepare For Change) Facebook Inc. has been paying hundreds of outside contractors to transcribe clips of audio from users of its services, according to people with knowledge of the work.

The work has rattled the contract employees, who are not told where the audio was recorded or how it was obtained — only to transcribe it, said the people, who requested anonymity for fear of losing their jobs. They’re hearing Facebook users’ conversations, sometimes with vulgar content, but do not know why Facebook needs them transcribed, the people said. →

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Here’s How to Review All The Recordings Alexa Has of You and Your Family — Waking Times – May 13, 2019

Here’s How to Review All The Recordings Alexa Has of You and Your Family

Tyler Durden, Zero HedgeWaking Times

Guess who wrote the following text: When Alexa runs your home, Amazon tracks you in more ways than you might want Would you let a stranger eavesdrop in your home and keep the recordings? For most people, the answer is, “Are you crazy?” Yet that’s essentially what Amazon has been doing to millions of us with its assistant Alexa in microphone-equipped Echo speakers. And it’s hardly alone: Bugging our homes is Silicon Valley’s next frontier.

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