10:37PM Tuesday 13 August
Similar to Microsoft, Facebook has been caught hiring third-party contractors to listen in on audio clips of its users.According to Bloomberg, Facebook Read More »
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.
4 Days Ago Last week, word surfaced that Microsoft, as with Apple, Google, Amazon, and Facebook before it, was using human contractors to listen to some Skype and Cortana audio clips.
5 Days Ago It probably comes as absolutely no surprise to anyone, but Facebook is just the same as Google, Amazon and Apple when it comes to listening in on your conversations -- the ones you thought (or at least hoped) were private.
5 Days Ago Facebook doesn’t need any more bad press, but here we go again. According to a report by Bloomberg, the company paid hundreds of contractors to transcribe audio snippets from your conversations within its services – without making it sufficiently clear these clips were being recorded.
4 Days Ago Facebook outsourced contractors to listen in on your audio messenger chats and transcribe them. Contractors were not told why they were listening in or why they were transcribing them.
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.
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 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 Not one to be left out of a potential privacy scandal, a report on Tuesday reveals Facebook hired outside contractors to listen to and transcribe recorded Messenger voice chats, though the company said it recently put a halt to the program.