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Privacy Amazon says facial recognition can detect fear, raising concern for some privacy advocates

SEATTLE — Amazon’s announcement of new enhancements to its “Rekognition” facial recognition product is drawing concerns from privacy advocates ... and monitoring unsafe content online. The company ...

Privacy Alexa privacy fears spark questions for Amazon in Europe

Recent revelations have also shown that these companies rely on human workers to manually review recorded snippets for quality control or to help develop new features. These practices have raised ...

Privacy Amazon’s lead EU data regulator is asking questions about Alexa privacy

Amazon’s lead data regulator in Europe, Luxembourg’s National Commission for Data Protection, has raised privacy concerns about its use of manual human reviews of Alexa AI voice assistant ...

Privacy Amazon’s growing partnership with law enforcement raises privacy issues

Amazon is becoming a reliable resource for law enforcement looking to buy high-tech surveillance tools and critics are saying that privacy abuse concerns are not being addressed. NBC News’ Jon...

Privacy Amazon's Alexa comes under scrutiny of Luxembourg privacy watchdog

Apple and Google last week halted reviews of recordings. The Guardian said Apple’s contractors tasked with the job regularly heard confidential information and private conversations. Luxembourg,...

Privacy How Amazon, Apple, Google, and Microsoft Created an Eavesdropping Explosion—Data Sheet

Microsoft has admitted humans listened to some private conversations as part of an effort to improve translation services on its Skype app. (Today's Data Sheet essay is by Fortune writer Jonathan ...

Privacy Will Privacy Concern Slow Progress of Amazon's Alexa and Other Voice Assistants?

Generally speaking, most people don't bother leveraging privacy controls, according to Aaron Weller of data compliance advisory Sentinel CSG. "When changing the setting to restrict manual review of...

Privacy Apple, Google, and Amazon May Have Violated Your Privacy by Reviewing Digital Assistant Commands

Regulators and lawmakers in the U.S. and Europe are examining whether Google, Apple, and Amazon are violating privacy by employing human reviewers to listen to voice commands recorded by digital ...

Privacy Here's How to Stop 'Human Review' of Your Amazon Alexa Interactions. (Apple and Google Too)

But in the case of Apple, at least, the company's privacy policy wasn't even clear about what types of review it was conducting. That's a problem for a company that prides itself on being unique in...

Privacy Amazon gives option to disable human review of Alexa recordings

Amazon.com Inc will let Alexa users opt out of human review of their voice recordings, a move that follows criticism that the programme violated customers’ privacy. A new policy took effect on Aug...

Privacy Amazon’s Ring home security aims for safety, but what does it mean for privacy?

Ring has requested permission to tap into this data to update posts for the “neighborhood watch” app, Neighbors. The app allows police to see camera footage into your home, once you have approved...

Privacy Amazon lets users opt-out of human review of Alexa recordings- 9to5Mac

Amazon now says the Alexa app will include a disclaimer in the settings menu acknowledging that people might review recordings through Alexa. Users who tap “Settings,” “Alexa Privacy” and ...

Privacy How To Opt-Out Of Amazon’s Human Review For Alexa Voice Recordings In Wake Of Siri Controversy

The move comes after recent complaints of violations of privacy with contractors listening to some recordings made by devices powered by digital assistants. Amazon's new policy went into effect on ...

Privacy Amazon quietly adds ‘no human review’ option to Alexa as voice AIs face privacy scrutiny

Amazon has tweaked the settings for its Alexa voice AI to allow users to opt out of their voice recordings being manually reviewed by the company’s human workers. The policy shift took effect ...

Privacy Amazon adds Opt-out to Alexa voice recordings human review, and here’s how to enable it

“We take customer privacy seriously and continuously review our practices and procedures,” the Amazon spokeswoman wrote in an email Friday. “We’ll also be updating information we provide to...

Privacy Amazon now lets you opt out of having people review your Alexa recordings

"We take customer privacy seriously and continuously review our practices and procedures," Amazon told Bloomberg. "We'll also be updating information we provide to customers to make our practices...

Privacy Apple and Amazon curtail human review of voice recordings

Apple and Amazon announced Friday they would curtail the use of humans to review conversations on their digital voice assistants, a move that gives users more privacy controls over their ...

Privacy Earmuffs, Alexa! Amazon to let users opt out of human review of voice recordings, amid scrutiny

Here’s the company’s statement on the issue. “We take customer privacy seriously and continuously review our practices and procedures. For Alexa, we already offer customers the ability to opt-out...

Privacy Amazon to let users opt out of human review of Alexa recordings

Amazon will let Alexa users choose to keep the tech giant from conducting human reviews of their voice recordings, a policy that follows concerns over user privacy. The new policy, implemented ...

Privacy Privacy campaigners want to stop Amazon's Ring doorbell police deal

PRIVACY CAMPAIGNERS FROM Fight for the Future have set up a petition, demanding mayors and officials step in to block a partnership between Amazon and the police. A Motherboard Freedom of...