10:35PM Tuesday 13 August
Facebook is now the latest tech giant to put a stop to human review of user audio recordings, following a slew of companies from Google to Amazon and Apple all likewise coming under fire in recent weeks over the human review of audio collected from users. Read More »
5 Days Ago Facebook and invading privacy - name a more iconic duo. According to Bloomberg, the company has been paying hundreds of outside contractors to transcribe audio messages from Facebook Messenger.
5 Days Ago Facebook was listening. Sort of. It turns out the company that only recently made a performative pivot toward privacy was paying contractors to listen to and transcribe users' conversations, according to Bloomberg.
5 Days Ago Facebook paid “hundreds of outside contractors” to transcribe user audio clips from its Messenger app, reports Bloomberg. Employees who worked on the transcription were not told where the audio was recorded or how it was obtained, nor were they told why Facebook needs conversations transcribed.
5 Days Ago In a new report, Bloomberg claims Facebook recruited human contractors to transcribe users’ voice chats on the Messenger app to check the interpretation accuracy of the company’s artificial intelligence.
5 Days Ago 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 workers to review audio clips “more than a week ago,” noting that the contractors were previously hired to check whether anonymized conversations were being correctly transcribed on the Messenger app.
5 Days Ago As one of the most controversial Big Tech companies, it seems that Facebook doesn’t want to get left behind but not in a good way. Google, Amazon, and even Apple have all been exposed sending audio clips taken from AI assistants to human listeners to review and tag those to improve the service.
4 Days Ago Bloomberg reports that Facebook retains recordings of users' voice chats and paid contractors to transcribe them. Now that this has been exposed, the social media giant says it has "paused" the work.
4 Days Ago Just like seemingly every other major tech company with a voice assistant or voice chat service, it emerged that Microsoft contractors were listening to Skype and Cortana recordings.
3 Days Ago Wow, this is really something, even for a company as awful as Facebook. “Facebook users who opted into voice-to-text in Messenger had NO warning about human transcribers.” Earlier this week, Facebook confirmed it ran a program that allowed contractors to listen in on and write down the contents of some Facebook Messenger users’ audio clips.