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Daily Crunch: Microsoft admits humans can listen to Skype, Cortana audio

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1. Microsoft tweaks privacy policy to admit humans can listen to Skype Translator and Cortana audio
The change comes after a recent Motherboard report that contractors were listening to personal Skype conversations and Cortana audio recordings. Microsoft is just the latest tech giant to get called out for failing to make it clear that human contractors could be listening to users’ audio recordings.
When asked about the policy changes, the company said, “We realized, based on questions raised recently, that we could do a better job specifying that humans sometimes review this content.”
2. AT&T and T-Mobile team up to fight scam robocalls
The two companies will today begin to roll out new cross-network call authentication technology based on the STIR/SHAKEN standards — a sort of universal caller ID system designed to stop illegal caller ID spoofing.
3. Amazon launches a new program to donate unsold products from third-party sellers to charity
The program’s launch follows a series of news reports earlier this year, which found that Amazon warehouses routinely trashed millions of unsold items.
Daily Crunch: Microsoft admits humans can listen to Skype, Cortana audio
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