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Siri Whistleblower Goes Public To Protest Lack Of Consequences For Apple

Siri Whistleblower Goes Public To Protest Lack Of Consequences For Apple

Last year, an anonymous contractor revealed that Apple had contractors listening to private conversations, unknowingly recorded by their devices, as part of a “grading” system to improve Siri. Now, the whistleblower has gone public in a letter sent to European data protection regulators, decrying the lack of action taken against…

Google I/O 2020 Just Went From Being Online-Only To Totally Cancelled

Google I/O 2020 Just Went From Being Online-Only To Totally Cancelled

When info regarding the spread of covid-19 began circulating, Google decided to reformat its annual developer conference—Google I/O—into an online-only event. But now, due to the increased severity of covid-19 and resulting government guidelines, Google has decided to cancel Google I/O entirely.

Google App Beta Reveals New ‘Hey Google’ Sensitivity Details

Google App Beta Reveals New ‘Hey Google’ Sensitivity Details

Last year Google got into some hot water when it was discovered that humans were listening to recordings from Assistant users to “improve speech technology”. Google subsequently promised to bring in some changes to Assistant, including more control over the sensitivity of its wake words. The latest Google app beta…