A bit racier than normal, but it turns out that everyone is not only listening to you normally, but also during some of your more private moments in life… with your spouse. The scariest line from the article… “no clips were too private”. Makes you kinda think twice about what you want to say around tech like our smartphone, computer, doorbell camera, Amazon or Google devices, our television, or…. well, anything, anywhere.
Ruthy Hope Slatis couldn’t believe what she was hearing. She’d been hired by a temp agency outside Boston for a vague job: transcribing audio files for Amazon.com Inc. For $12 an hour, she and her fellow contractors, or “data associates,” listened to snippets of random conversations and jotted down every word on their laptops. Amazon would only say the work was critical to a top-secret speech-recognition.