Google restarts human audio reviews of Assistant recordings with new safeguards in place
Earlier this year virtually every tech company with a voice assistant was busted after it was found the contractors who reviewed recorded audio snippets from users had ways to identify who the audio recording came from. When the news of these privacy violations broke, most of the tech companies also announced they were pausing their human reviewer systems to put new privacy safeguards in place.
Today Google announced that it is resuming human audio reviews of Assistant recordings, but the company says it has new safeguards in place. Specifically, Google says that:
If you stopped using Assistant in fear for your privacy, Google’s announcement today should alleviate some of your worries. Still, do keep in mind that the company learns a massive amount from you according to how you interact with Assistant. But that’s a trade-off we make for using most modern technological conveniences.