Facebook admits listening in, transcribing users’ conversations

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.The company acknowledged the transcriptions, which were first reported by Bloomberg, telling the news agency in a statement that they were made with users’ permission, but that the practice has nonetheless been stopped.Indonesia’s listening in on private chat groups. WhatsApp with that?… …read more

Source:: SCMP – United States & Canada

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