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Facebook has been collecting audio from some voice chats on Messenger and paying contractors to listen to and transcribe it. Facebook told Bloomberg it collected audio data only from users who opted into having their chats transcribed.
Google reportedly has a massive culture problem that’s destroying it from the inside. Google has been struggling with internal and external criticism over the past several years on a variety of issues, from lacking diversity in its workforce to its work in China.
Uber’s CEO told employees that he’s cutting costs like ‘anniversary balloons’ as nervous engineers worry about layoffs. Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi held an all-hands meeting on Tuesday, and the big topic under discussion was cost cutting.
Facebook sent a legal warning to developer who made an Instagram location-tracking app to demonstrate data issues. The developer of the tracking app Who’s in Town said he built the app to highlight privacy issues with Instagram’s services.
Amazon has added fear detection and age ranges to its facial-recognition tech Rekognition as the Border Patrol looks to award a $950 million contract. Rekognition is a controversial technology and has been the …read more
Source:: Businessinsider – Tech