On Thursday, Google admitted that over 1,000 sound recordings of conversations of customers with the Google Assistant were leaked by some of its partners to a news site.
These talks or conversations are used by companies like Amazon and Google which takes clips from the Amazon Echo for developing voice answers from their smart assistants. They are made-up to be reserved confidential.
On Wednesday, the news site said, that a supplier provided it with samples of these sound samples, which VRT then used for recognizing some of the people in the clips. It also examined the types of conversations that Google gathers when people say “OK Google,” into a Google Home product or a
Now, Google has admitted that the recordings were disclosed. In a blog post, the Google product manager of search David Monsees said, ‘We just learned that one of these speech reviewers violated our data security policies by disclosing private Dutch audio data’.
Our Privacy and Security Response teams have been activated on this matter and are investigating. We will surely take action. A full review is conducting by us of our safeguards in this space to stop misconduct like this from happening yet again.
As said by Monesees its partners listen to only, ‘about 0.2% of all audio snippets’ and of all audio
snippets ‘not connected with user accounts,’ although in some of the clips VRT was able to figure out who was speaking.
If this doubts you, then you can delete your old Google Assistant voice history very easily. When people speak to Alexa, Amazon also collects voice clips and also uses humans for analyzing clips. You can discontinue Alexa from using the clips for improving the service of Amazon and delete your recordings done in the past.