Microsoft contractors reportedly listen to Skype phone sex calls

Microsoft Contractors listen to some portions of Skype calls that use the Skype translator feature according to a recent report.

What you need to know

  • Microsoft contractors are listening to portions of some Skype calls according to a new report.
  • The soundbites in question are from calls using Skype’s translation service.
  • Some audio includes personal details, including phone sex, and full addresses.

Microsoft contractors listen to portions of Skype calls according to a new report from Vice. According to the report, snippets of Skype calls that use the Skype translation feature are listened to by humans to improve translations. Vice’s tech division, Motherboard, obtained internal documents, screenshots, and audio recordings that show examples of what is recorded and listened to by contractors.

Skype’s translation feature improves over time thanks to its use of artificial intelligence, but the use of humans is controversial because it is not clearly stated on Microsoft’s website that humans will listen to parts of conversations. The FAQ page for Skype Translator says that calls are recorded, but doesn’t clearly state that humans will listen to the calls.

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