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Facebook is back in the news facing fresh scrutiny over its handling of user data. Facebook has been paying hundreds of outside contractors to transcribe clips of audio from users of its services, Bloomberg reported on Tuesday. The company confirmed that it has been transcribing users’ audio and said it was no longer doing so. Since 2015, Messenger has offered to transcribe audio clips, although this feature is turned off by default. Facebook claims that the users who opted in to the feature had their audio clips reviewed by third-...
According to the VRT NWS report, 153 of the 1,000 audio files it listened to “were conversations that should never have been recorded and during which the command 'OK Google' was clearly not given.”

Google Home is sending your private recordings to Google workers

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According to the VRT NWS report, 153 of the 1,000 audio files it listened to “were conversations that should never have been recorded and during which the command 'OK Google' was clearly not given.”[...]
The market for speakers powered by digital voice assistant and AI technology is booming. Nearly 16.8 million units of smart speakers were shipped in the second quarter of 2018, up from 9 million in Q1, as per the recent Canalys report. This accounts for nearly 187 percent growth rate. The smart speaker is undoubtedly the breakthrough gadget of the 21st century. Google Home with a 32.3% share is leading the charts consecutively in the second quarter. With a monopoly reign till 2017, Amazon’s Echo (24.5%) is sitting close to the leader...
Smart Speakers concept is gradually gaining popularity in the USA and the world afar. While introducing Amazon Echo to the American market in 2015, Amazon.com pioneered this niche technology. The online retail giant has dominated the smart speaker market from then. Amazon Echo seemed to be way ahead than its competitors, Google Home and Apple HomePod, but not until the beginning of 2018. A research firm Canalys has released a report titled Smart Speaker Analysis. The report does not talk about the overall sales revenue but only the q...
Voice assistants are the most appealing piece of technology these days. This is because one can literally command the device with the help of this technology. It is appealing to finally have an object which listens to you and does as you say. You don’t even need to touch the device. Just wake up the voice assistant and it will do the job for you. This is the major reason behind the growing popularity of this technology. Google decided to enhance this technology and make things smoother for its users. Through this advancement, one can ...
Over the past ten years, the Google I/O has become the “Superbowl” event for major platform developers, engineers and executives. People fly in from all around the world looking forward to all the goodness Google has to offer. The giveaways, the updates, and the intense competition with Samsung, Apple and Amazon – you know it, Google does it best! This Google I/O is going to be different in many ways, and the best ones revolve around spin-offs. To get an overall overview let’s walk through expected software updates and improvem...
Since the search engine giant has introduced Google Home in its I/O 2016 conference, we are hearing a lot of comparisons to decide which is better in Google Home vs. Amazon Echo. Well, Google Home is intended to compete against Amazon’s widely popular smart speaker, so it is obvious people want to know which one is worth buying. So, here begins the battle of the smart speakers: Google Home vs. Amazon Echo. Design Both the speakers are cylindrically shaped. Amazon’s Echo comes in a matte black finish and is much taller than Goog...