• Google confirms human review of Assistant recordings, Apple turns off Walkie-Talkie due to flaw video - CNET

    3 monthes ago - By CNET

    In today's top stories, Google explains why it has people listening to recordings made by its smart speakers and Assistant app. Meanwhile, the Apple Watch temporarily loses a function in the name of security.
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  • Yes, Google Listens to Some of Your Assistant Recordings. That's Not Surprising

    Yes, Google Listens to Some of Your Assistant Recordings. That's Not Surprising

    3 monthes ago - By ExtremeTech

    Amazon has been under fire for how it manages Alexa voice data, and now Google is facing similar questions after a contractor gave reporters a chance to peruse customer recordings.
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  • Random people might have listened to your Google Assistant commands

    Random people might have listened to your Google Assistant commands

    3 monthes ago - By Digital Trends

    The Belgian public broadcasting network VRT NWS issued a report that confirms Google uses professional contractors to transcribe commands given to their smart assistants - and in doing so reveals personal information.
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  • Humans might be listening to your Google Assistant recordings

    3 monthes ago - By Technology Review


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  • The Morning After: The human ears that listen in via Google Assistant

    3 monthes ago - By Engadget

    Hey, good morning! You look fabulous. Welcome to Friday! Some Google employees are apparently listening to a small percentage of your Assistant queries, there's a new full-frame camera that's just very small and it's time to get excited for augmente...
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  • Google probes leak of smart speaker recordings

    3 monthes ago - By BBC

    A Belgian broadcaster listened to 1,000 conversations logged by Google's smart speakers.
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  • Google Defends Letting Humans Listen to Virtual Assistant Queries

    Google Defends Letting Humans Listen to Virtual Assistant Queries

    3 monthes ago - By Geek

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    Of course Google employees listen to audio files recorded by its digital assistant and smart speakers.
    But for good reason.
    “As part of our work to develop speech technology for more languages, we partner with language experts around the world who understand the nuances and accents of a specific language,” Google Search project manager David Monsees wrote in a blog post .
    That's all fine and dandy-until someone leaks confidential audio data.
    Belgian news site VRT NWS on Wednesday claimed it was able to listen to “more than a thousand recordings,” most of which were made...
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  • Real people might be listening when you say "OK Google"

    Real people might be listening when you say "OK Google"

    3 monthes ago - By Pocket-lint

    A Belgian news network has obtained samples of voice assistant recordings from Google Assistant powered devices that were listened to by human beings. These recordings come from all manner of Google Assistant capable devices including Google Home smart speakers , Android smartphones and more.
    Google Assistant is always listening: How to delete your Assistant recordings
    VRT NWS managed to acquire 1,000 recordings that were leaked from a Google subcontractor. Google has responded to the revelation by explaining that contractors are employed to review a small number of recordings in order to...
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