artificial intelligence

Me, snooping?

Ethics News Privacy and Security

Humans help train artificial intelligence, so someone may be listening to what you tell Siri, Google Assistant or Alexa. Here’s what to do if you have a problem with that.

This article entitled Hi, Alexa. How Do I Stop You From Listening In On Me? by Brian X. Chen, makes suggestions on how to stop artificial intelligence devices from listening to you or snooping on you. In two separate reports in The Guardian and Bloomberg News, whistle-blowers recently said they had listened in on Siri recordings and Alexa activations that inadvertently recorded couples having sex and criminals making drug deals. Another publication, VRT, chronicled how a Google subcontractor shared more than 1,000 excerpts from Google recordings, which journalists then used to identify some individuals.

Read the rest of the article on NYT’s website with some great suggestions as to how to stop the snooping.