4 months Facebook listened to users’ conversations: report MB |Tech
By Agence France-Presse Facebook has paid hundreds of contractors to listen to and transcribe snippets of users’ conversations, US media reported on Tuesday, amid heightened scrutiny of the social network’s data collection practices.  REUTERS/Stephen Lam/File Photo Facebook acknowledged the transcriptions, which were first reported by Bloomberg, telling the news agency in a statement that they were made with users’ permission, but that the practice has nonetheless been stopped. “Much like Apple and Google, we paused human review of audio more than a week ago,” the company said. Facebook did not respond to a request for comment from AFP. The contractors ... more