Microsoft contractors are listening to your Xbox conversations

X-Box One S | Photo by Dieter Bohn / The Verge Microsoft contractors have listened to voice recordings captured by the Xbox One console, according to Motherboard. The practice dates back to the early days of the Xbox One when it could be controlled with voice commands directed at the optional Kinect camera accessory, and it continued after Microsoft added its more advanced Cortana voice assistant to the console. Motherboard spoke to several contractors who could listen to these Xbox recordings. Many of them were intentional, with users commanding the Xbox One to perform a certain function, but others were triggered accidentally by unknowing customers. Microsoft has already confirmed contractors have similarly screened voice recordings from Cortana (on Windows) and listened to Skype... Continue reading…

Microsoft harvests unintentional audio in program that listens to Xbox users via Cortana and Kinect

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Wed 21 Aug 19 from Daily Mail

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Wed 21 Aug 19 from Engadget

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Wed 21 Aug 19 from The Verge

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Sat 17 Aug 19 from The Verge

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Thu 15 Aug 19 from Arstechnica

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Thu 15 Aug 19 from TechCrunch

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