Listen: Facebook confirms human review of Messenger audio recordings
"This time a bloomberg report says that facebook page contractors to transcribe arrive clips of audio from users of services. The contractors told bloomberg that they did not know why facebook needed the audio transcribed now facebook confirmed it was was having audio transcribed and said quote much like apple and google. We paused human review of audio more than a week ago. Facebook says the audio in question question was transcribed from users messenger users of messenger. Excuse me who opted into having their voice chats transcribed now as facebook mentioned in a statement reports of apple and google transcribing audio have been the press amazon as well at this point claire. Do you think people are just desensitized to the amount of companies that are just listening to them. Facebook book facebook facebook. This is the one thing that has haunted them. Forever is facebook listening to me to deliver customize ads and this is just going to do them nari tamers in trying to quell that rumor. I do particularly love that. They said we've stopped it more than a week ago. Bloomberg incidentally probably started reporting on this and asking questions more than a week ago but that's another story. I think people are desensitized but i think this is the big elephant in the room with facebook and privacy. It's the one that certainly when i have conversations outside by tech circle with the normies as like whole them i. I definitely noticed that that's the question i get asked is facebook. Listening to me is facebook listening to me. I think this is going to do them favors. It's going to be a real struggle. I mean facebook is saying that people apple opted into this feature. I i'm sure people like they. They clicked right through and it just probably do they notice read every single line like they do every single chain yeah i certainly i was trying to think myself. I opt out of most things on messenger. Don't link my phone number to it. I think my contacts but i don't ever remember having the option of having my message is transcribed. I that's not fair. I even knew about so i sort of wanted. Have i opted into the privacy not clip probably not i know i trust in my nature nature to hate everything but i don't know of that is a feature so they would definitely be people there that have opted in without realizing and on the other side the contractors who were doing the transcribing. This is how we found out about this that they sort of raised a flag saying. We're not comfortable with this unethical. The fact that the contract is he's doing that. Robin facebook saying this is on ethical. That's a red flag and some of them said that that will really concerned that they conversations. They didn't feel that they should be listening getting into it. They were inappropriate to be listening into so i think they would certainly even if people have opted in maybe they opt in three years ago and forgot about it and wouldn't necessarily really be happy for having all of those kohl's transcribed you would take privacy over accuracy of what you're gonna say still. It's like you don't even nine me at all aw i think there are lots of great transcription services out there but i use them for work. When i'm interviewing someone not to transcribe my calls with my the mother or my husband and i think that in some respects for things like google home or things where you're calling up these devices so you know you're being listened to. I don't i agree with you. I think people probably didn't notice that they were opting in. Maybe the opt into like a bunch of things at one time. I do enjoy when things are accurate because if i'm doing a voice taxed or am i doing a voice in anything. I wanted to be clear. I don't want some miscommunication happening so i i think people are desensitized at this point 'cause like oh look. It's facebook now. That's like like every major company at this point. He's listening so say. You're happy that it's transcribing. Having a couple of humans do audits and stuff so that the a._i. Get smarter if i'm actually aware of it. I'm usually run the show so we report this. I'm aware of it just like all right. I know what i'm getting. I don't know if like everyone else is paying attention to that. Yes we're we're talking about"