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Microsoft contractors have been reviewing voice recordings from Skype’s auto-translation feature and the Cortana voice assistant.Audio files shared with Read More »
39 Days Ago According to a recent report, Microsoft's contractors are listening to some Skype calls made via the app's translation feature and to Cortana voice commands via audio recordings collected by the technology company.
38 Days Ago More than just Microsoft's voice assistant is being reviewed by contract workers.
39 Days Ago Microsoft is the latest company charged with listening to its users calls and voice commands. A report by Vice found that contractors are listening to bits of conversations collected through Skype's translation service.
39 Days Ago Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Microsoft contractors are manually reviewing voice recordings gathered via Skype’s automated translation feature and the Cortana voice assistant, a new report from Motherboard has revealed.
39 Days Ago Microsoft has now joined the ranks of Apple, Amazon, and Google for having contractors who've been caught listening to some user Skype and Cortana activity, with Microsoft (and those other tech companies) insisting that some degree of human review is necessary to help improve the services.
39 Days Ago Microsoft contractors are listening to conversations between users on Skype who use its translation feature, according to Motherboard. This is done only if users are performing a translation function in Skype and not during any other typical Skype voice or video call.
39 Days Ago Microsoft contractors are listening to personal conversations from Skype’s translation service, as well as Cortana queries. According to internal documents, screenshots and audio recordings that a contractor provided to Motherboard, humans are analyzing Skype call audio that goes through the program’s translation feature.