After starting Google Assistant on mobile, as soon as you say 'Ok Google', the employees of the company listen to it. The company itself has admitted this to the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Information Technology headed by Shashi Tharoor. Not only this, but the Google team also admitted that sometimes even when users are not using the virtual assistant, their conversations are recorded. The company also does not delete the stored data until the user himself deletes it. Google argues that its employees listen to conversations to improve speech recognition.
Google said that employees do not listen to sensitive information and it is just normal conversation that was recorded. However, it was not clear from Google how it differentiates between the two. In the meeting of the Parliamentary Committee, a question related to this was asked by BJP MP from Jharkhand Nishikant Dubey. The committee has considered this a serious breach of user privacy.
Let us tell you that Google was questioned by lawmakers in America regarding privacy and in some places there has been a lawsuit regarding it. In 2019, Google Product Manager (Search) David Monsi also admitted in a blog that his language experts listen to the recordings so that the Google Speech service can be improved more.
Here, the data of more than 700 million users of LinkedIn is reported to be leaked. The leaks include data from about 92% of LinkedIn users. This includes the details of personal information like phone number, address, location and salary of the users. The data is being sold on dark websites. According to the information, hackers have posted the data of one million users in the public domain of the dark web. However, LinkedIn has denied the data leak. He says that the matter is being investigated.
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