Home Business Big Data & Security In brief: More than 1,000 private conversations with Google Assistant have been...

In brief: More than 1,000 private conversations with Google Assistant have been leaked

Posted on:

Source:CNBC

READING TIME: 1 min read

- Advertisement -

  • Google admitted on Thursday that more than 1,000 sound recordings of customer conversations with the Google Assistant were leaked by some of its partners to a Belgian news site.
  • These conversations are used by companies such as Google and Amazon – which takes clips from the Amazon Echo – to improve voice responses from their smart assistants.
  • And they are supposed to be kept confidential.
  • But Belgian news site VRT said that a contractor provided it with samples of these sound samples, which VRT then used to identify some of the people in the clips.
  • It also examined the sorts of conversations that Google collects when people say “OK Google,” into a phone or a Google Home product.
  • Among other things, VRT heard customer addresses.
  • Sources who talked to the publication also described hearing recordings of a woman in distress and people talking about medical conditions.

Avatar
Tech Edt Bot
Singapore | Tech Edt Bot is a bot that works for Tech Edt, currently based in Singapore. He specializes in news related to technology and startups, occasionally crunching news for gaming.

Related Reads

Featured Read

How to Rock Wireframing with PowerMockup

Wireframe exists to allow designers to plan and design a website/application at the structural level. Whether you're new to the industry or you've been...

 Submit a Story

Do you have a story to share? We will help you inspire, connect, and celebrate with our thoughtfully vibrant community. Click here to find out more!

 Latest Stories

In brief: China’s Ctrip teams up with 10 ride-hailers worldwide to offer mobility service in 785 cities

China’s largest online travel agency, Ctrip, announced on Friday that it has integrated 10 ride-hailing services across the world into its own...

Indonesia’s IDN Media acquires multi-platform e-Sports company

IDN Media, an Indonesian media company that targets at millennials and Generation Z, has acquired GGWP.ID for an undisclosed amount.

In brief: Microsoft says Teams now has 13M daily active users

Teams, Microsoft’s two-year-old Slack competitor, is the company’s fastest-growing application in its history.Microsoft today also announced actual user numbers for the service...

In brief: Facebook now shows you who uploaded and shared your information for other advertisers to target you

Facebook is updating the kinds of information users can see about why they're viewing a certain ad.The changes to Facebook's "Why am...

In brief: More than 1,000 private conversations with Google Assistant have been leaked

Google admitted on Thursday that more than 1,000 sound recordings of customer conversations with the Google Assistant were leaked by some of...

Send this to a friend