Facebook has given differing responses in the past to reports that it uses users’ audio recordings. Photo: AP

Facebook admits listening in, transcribing users’ conversations

  • The tech giant acknowledged the transcriptions in a statement, saying that they were made with users’ permission and have now been stopped
  • It had hired hundreds of contractors to listen to users’ audio, so that it could test the ability of its artificial intelligence to interpret messages
Topic |   Facebook

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Facebook has given differing responses in the past to reports that it uses users’ audio recordings. Photo: AP
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Microsoft maintained that it gets the permission of customers before collecting their voice data. File photo: Reuters

Microsoft admits its workers ‘listen’ to your Skype calls and Cortana recordings

  • Microsoft maintained that it gets the permission of customers before collecting voice data
Topic |   Skype

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Microsoft maintained that it gets the permission of customers before collecting their voice data. File photo: Reuters
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