Facebook Paid Contractors to Transcribe Users’ Audio Clips

Companies say the practice helps improve their services. But users aren't typically aware that humans and not just computers are reviewing audio.

  • Published 14 August 2019

NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook has paid contractors to transcribe audio clips from users of its Messenger service, raising privacy concerns for a company with a history of privacy lapses. The practice was, until recently, common in the tech industry. Companies say the practice helps improve their services. But users aren't typically aware that humans and not just computers are reviewing audio. Transcriptions done by humans raise bigger concerns because of the potential of rogue… Read at AP News