Microsoft are using contractors to listen to your kids via the Xbox One

Today in “companies listening to you without your knowledge when you use voice commands” news, it turns out even users of Microsoft’s humble Xbox One are being listened to, as well.

Motherboard has spoken to a number of Microsoft contractors who have confirmed that they were hired by the tech giant to review Xbox and Cortana voice commands in a bid to improve the technology. Microsoft isn’t the only one, of course: Google, Apple, Facebook and Amazon have all been caught out over the last few weeks for having contractors listen to recordings to improve voice command accuracy.

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