Archive for August 14, 2019

Not being on Facebook is Looking better and better

Posted: August 14, 2019 by datechguy in Uncategorized

Who knew when I decided years ago that facebook was not for me that I was the smart one in the room:

Facebook Inc. has been paying hundreds of outside contractors to transcribe clips of audio from users of its services, according to people with knowledge of the work.

The work has rattled the contract employees, who are not told where the audio was recorded or how it was obtained — only to transcribe it, said the people, who requested anonymity for fear of losing their jobs. They’re hearing Facebook users’ conversations, sometimes with vulgar content, but do not know why Facebook needs them transcribed, the people said…

I’ve also made it a point to buy cars without voice interfaces or internet links.  I wonder how many of those conversations some contractor is transcribing?