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Senator Gary Peters (D-MI) questioned whether Facebook was entirely honest in its previous Hill testimony about recording its users’ supposedly private conversations.
Peters wrote in an Aug. 15 letter “regarding recent reports that, counter to your prior testimony to Congress, Facebook Inc. (Facebook), has collected, transcribed, analyzed, and used data from private audio conversations of Facebook users.”
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He observed how, in the past, “I asked you specifically if Facebook uses audio obtained from mobile devices to enrich personal information about its users. Your emphatic answer was no.”
He continued by dropping the hammer, “If these reports are accurate, I am concerned that your previous testimony before Congress appears to have been, at best, incomplete.”
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He also demanded documents such as “a copy of all contracts for audio transcription” and “all documents related to obtaining a user’s consent to have their audio transcribed” as well as “when users were asked to opt in to having their audio transcribed, was it made clear to them that this transcription would be done by human beings?”
As Reuters noted, Facebook later responded via letter to Congress claiming that it engages with user...
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