Facebook was also listening to Portal commands and will start again soon

Tech 3 weeks ago Mashable 14

A new report from Bloomberg confirms that contractors working for Facebook had been listening to audio recorded from users' Portal requests and the company plans to restart the practice soon.

Back in August, Bloomberg reported that contractors working for the social media giant had been listening to and transcribing audio of users' conversations obtained from Facebook's Messenger app. 

The new report says that user requests beginning with the prompt "Hey Portal" were also among the audio clips contractors listened to. The company is reinstating listening to those requests but will be giving users an opt-out option beginning with a software update in October.  Read more...

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