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New York (The Verge) — Microsoft contractors have listened to voice recordings from the Xbox One theverge.com/2019/8/21/2082….

Microsoft contractors have listened to voice recordings from the Xbox One for years, according to a new report. The recordings came from both the Kinect camera and the console’s Cortana voice assistant.

The practice dates back to the early days of the Xbox One when it could be controlled with voice commands directed at the optional Kinect camera accessory, and it continued after Microsoft added its more advanced Cortana voice assistant to the console.

Some of those contractors Motherboardspoke to said that they frequently heard the voices of children, which is alarming but also not surprising since we’re talking about a gaming console. Still, privacy regulations that apply to children are more strict than those for adults. Chris Welch/@verge

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