Facebook listened to users' conversations: report

[ad_1] Facebook recently paid a record $5 billion fine to US trade regulators Facebook has paid hundreds of contractors to listen to and transcribe snippets of users’ conversations, US media reported on Tuesday, amid heightened scrutiny of the social network’s data collection practices. Facebook acknowledged the transcriptions, which were first reported by Bloomberg, telling the […]

Microsoft says it 'listens' to conversations only with permission

[ad_1] Microsoft’s Cortana, like other digital personal assistants, uses humans to improve its skills but the company says it only listens after getting permission from users Microsoft said Wednesday its contractors listen to conversations to hone voice translation features offered by Skype and its digital assistant Cortana, but only when obtaining user permission. The US […]