Facebook has employees, selected recordings of users from the chat service Messenger and listen to typewrite.

Affected users who had activated the transcriptional function for voice conversations, were the Online network, said the financial service Bloomberg. The task of the employee was to consider whether the Software have understood the spoken sentences correctly. The messages were anonymized. The practice had been discontinued more than a week ago.

In the past few weeks, Amazon, Apple and Google were to fall into the criticism, because they were recordings of the voice assistant Software by employees to evaluate, without that it was known to the users.

For Facebook, the Situation is a little more controversial: For years, the rumor, Apps, the Online network listened to the users to personalize the advertising. As proof cases in which Ads fit to a previous conversation. Facebook dismissed the charge of always, is also the founder and chief Mark Zuckerberg has denied this in the spring, specifically at a hearing in the US Congress and spoke of a “conspiracy theory”.

Facebook had at the time, explains, the Online network processing Audio have given data only if a user with the permission to do so. While it is clear that a transcriptional function shots need to be processed, is not likely to be the users similar to the other Tech – companies-aware of the fact that, in some cases, people got to hear them.

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