The Washington Post reports Apple and Amazon are ending reviews of their digital voice assistants to ease user privacy concerns. Apple was the first to announce its plans to curtail analysis of Siri recordings, saying it will review its accuracy grading system and then allow users to opt out of reviews during a future software update. Meanwhile, Amazon revised its privacy notice for Alexa voice recordings. The update allows Amazon users to opt out of human reviews of Alexa recordings by selecting a new option in the app settings. In the wake of the decisions, Brian Barrett wrote an op-ed for Wired about ending privacy concerns over voice assistants by offering an opt-in option for the human reviews. (Registration may be required to access this story.)
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