Fri. Oct 18th, 2019

Google workers listen to your “OK Google” queries—one of them leaked recordings

Source: https://arstechnica.com/?p=1534815

Google workers listen to your “OK Google” queries—one of them leaked recordings

Enlarge / The Google Home Mini, the original Google Home, and the Google Home Max. (credit: Google)

Google today defended its practice of having workers listen to users’ Google Assistant queries, following the leak of 1,000 voice recordings to a media outlet. Google also said it will try to prevent future leaks of its users’ voice recordings.

VRT NWS, a news organization run by a public broadcaster in the Flemish region of Belgium, said it “was able to listen to more than a thousand [Google Assistant] recordings” that it received from a Google subcontractor.

Google Assistant is used on Google Home smart speakers, Android devices, and Chromebooks.

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Source: https://arstechnica.com/?p=1534815

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