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Google halts Assistant speech data transcription in EU
Caspar in Hamburg with cease and desist.

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Thu Aug 1st, 2019 at 09:25:03 PM EST
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For a minute I conceded to myself. "SELF, you might be 'over-thinking' that joint-employer-legitimate-interest plot."

Amazon Alexa voice recordings sent into Polish [employees]

Amazon has admitted it employs temporary workers, sometimes working from home, to transcribe the voice commands of its Alexa virtual assistant. The acknowledgment follows revelations by the Welt am Sonntag newspaper
buried by Associated Press
that workers hired by an agency in Poland were allowed to hear the voice recordings of its German users.
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Welt said that while the tech giant had insisted that only trusted staff had access to the recordi, job advertisements by the agency offered workers with strong German language skills the promise of "teleworking throughout the country," after being trained by Amazon at their Gdansk office.
I am after all a citizen of the most ignorant, litigious nation on the planet.
On Saturday, Amazon announced a new global privacy feature allowing users to explicitly block their voice commands from being reviewed by humans.
I know where this story's going. I've seen this con a thousand times before in this life and annals of labor exploitation. Whose rights will baby EU Labor Authority protect? Odds don't look "fair".

archived Anglo-merican "right-to-work"
Amazon, seeking more skilled workers, will do the training
EU Employers Must Track Hours, Not Just Overtime, [ECJ] Rules
MEPs approve the creation of the European Labour Authority

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Sun Aug 4th, 2019 at 10:43:11 PM EST
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