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A contractor paid to transcribe audio clips recorded by Google Assistant leaked thousands of the recordings.  https://trib.al/Jg5SIHs 

The clips include fragments of deeply personal conversations, including people’s addresses, information on someone’s love life, and what sounded like a woman in distress. Many of the recordings were captured accidentally.  https://trib.al/h0ukErO 

As we learned in April, Amazon does the same with Alexa clips.  https://trib.al/M4AoOlF 

And here’s the kicker: Google’s privacy policy page makes no mention of the fact human contractors listen to some of the recordings.  https://trib.al/h0ukErO 


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