Microsoft: yes we do and we'll hear your conversations

Η ενημέρωσε την πολιτική απορρήτου της για να δηλώσει ρητά ότι οι υπάλληλοί της ή άλλοι εξωτερικοί συνεργάτες μπορούν να ακούσουν τις ηχογραφήσεις από τα Cortana and the company's Skype Translator.

The traffic comes after finding that company employees could hear the sound from both services, along with the sensitive personal data they contained. Apple, Google and, more recently, Facebook they seem to have done exactly the same with various of their respective products.


"We realized, from the questions we've been asked recently, that we could do a better job of clarifying that sometimes there are people who are looking at this ,” a Microsoft representative told Motherboard.

So while Microsoft's previous privacy policy or Skype Translator FAQs did not say anywhere that conversations could be listened to by people to improve each service, Microsoft has updated its terms and now explicitly states so.

"The processing of personal data for these purposes includes both automated and non-automated (human) processing methods," states Microsoft Privacy Policy.

The company goes on to say how conversations made using Skype Translator are collected and used.

So in the Frequently Asked Questions of the product the company he says:

“This may include transcribing records from Microsoft employees and vendors, subject to procedures designed to protect user privacy, data that requires nondisclosure agreements with vendors and their employees and requires vendors to meet high privacy standards set forth from European law and elsewhere.|"

The youth for the digital assistant Cortana contain now an identical paragraph.

Microsoft, however, allows users to delete their recordings with one special electronic tool.

But while others report that they have stopped that behavior, Microsoft says it will continue to use the recordings in the same way, at least for now.

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