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Facebook transcribed users' audio and passed it on — report

Deutsche Welle Wednesday, 14 August 2019 ()
Hundreds of contractors have been hired by Facebook to listen and transcribe audio recorded from users, according to a Bloomberg report. Some of the contractors reportedly felt their work was "unethical."
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Facebook has been paying hundreds of outside contractors to transcribe select voice conversations from users of its services, Bloomberg reported on Tuesday, citing people with knowledge of the work. Katie Johnston reports.

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