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Google Will Change Privacy Protections for Assistant

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Google Will Change Privacy Protections for Assistant

Google Will Change Privacy Protections for Assistant

Google Will Change Privacy Protections for Assistant.

The tech giant announced that audio recordings of its virtual assistant will be listened to only if users give updated permission to do so.

Several tech companies, including Apple, have recently been under fire for employing human reviewers to transcribe virtual assistant recordings.

While the user recording option has consistently been opt-in, Google admits their policy of using human reviewers was unclear.

Rights groups stated their support of the decision.

Companies should do the right thing and make sure people choose to be recorded.

They shouldn't be forced into checking that every company isn't intruding into their homes and daily conversations, Jim Killock, Executive Director of Open Rights Group, via BBC News.

Users of Facebook and Amazon currently must ask to be removed from such practices.

Google will also add a new feature that allows user to adjust the command activation sensitivity of their devices

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