How to delete your voice recordings from Google Assistant

Like Amazon, Google stores and collects the things you say to its assistant on your phone, computer or smart speaker, like the Google Home. Google has a whole host of things I’ve said saved to its servers. It has a recording of my voice — or my wife’s — asking Google Assistant everything — such as playing music, turning off the bedroom lights, getting directions. But I know that Google can get a better picture of my entire life the more data it has, so I’m glad I can delete all of these recordin


Like Amazon, Google stores and collects the things you say to its assistant on your phone, computer or smart speaker, like the Google Home. Google has a whole host of things I’ve said saved to its servers. It has a recording of my voice — or my wife’s — asking Google Assistant everything — such as playing music, turning off the bedroom lights, getting directions. But I know that Google can get a better picture of my entire life the more data it has, so I’m glad I can delete all of these recordin
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How to delete your voice recordings from Google Assistant

Like Amazon, Google stores and collects the things you say to its assistant on your phone, computer or smart speaker, like the Google Home.

Google’s privacy page says it does this to “help you get better results using your voice,” and that it only does this after you say “OK Google” to learn the sound of your voice and how you speak certain words and phrases.

Google has a whole host of things I’ve said saved to its servers. It has when I asked the temperature back on Sept. 2, 2014, for example, and everything I’ve asked since then. It has a recording of my voice — or my wife’s — asking Google Assistant everything — such as playing music, turning off the bedroom lights, getting directions.

Normally, this isn’t a big deal. I don’t mind if it saves a few commands for the sake of creating a better product. But I know that Google can get a better picture of my entire life the more data it has, so I’m glad I can delete all of these recordings.

Like me, you might not want Google to save this information, or you might want to review all of the commands you’ve ever spoken. Over the past year, Google has made it a lot easier to see the sorts of information it collects, and gives you better controls over stopping it from gathering some specific data.

You can turn it off completely, but just note that this might affect how well Google responds. You can always turn it back on if you run in to trouble.


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How to delete your voice recordings from Google Assistant

Like Amazon, Google stores and collects the things you say to its assistant on your phone, computer or smart speaker, like the Google Home. Google has a whole host of things I’ve said saved to its servers. It has a recording of my voice — or my wife’s — asking Google Assistant everything — such as playing music, turning off the bedroom lights, getting directions. But I know that Google can get a better picture of my entire life the more data it has, so I’m glad I can delete all of these recordin


Like Amazon, Google stores and collects the things you say to its assistant on your phone, computer or smart speaker, like the Google Home. Google has a whole host of things I’ve said saved to its servers. It has a recording of my voice — or my wife’s — asking Google Assistant everything — such as playing music, turning off the bedroom lights, getting directions. But I know that Google can get a better picture of my entire life the more data it has, so I’m glad I can delete all of these recordin
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How to delete your voice recordings from Google Assistant

Like Amazon, Google stores and collects the things you say to its assistant on your phone, computer or smart speaker, like the Google Home.

Google’s privacy page says it does this to “help you get better results using your voice,” and that it only does this after you say “OK Google” to learn the sound of your voice and how you speak certain words and phrases.

Google has a whole host of things I’ve said saved to its servers. It has when I asked the temperature back on Sept. 2, 2014, for example, and everything I’ve asked since then. It has a recording of my voice — or my wife’s — asking Google Assistant everything — such as playing music, turning off the bedroom lights, getting directions.

Normally, this isn’t a big deal. I don’t mind if it saves a few commands for the sake of creating a better product. But I know that Google can get a better picture of my entire life the more data it has, so I’m glad I can delete all of these recordings.

Like me, you might not want Google to save this information, or you might want to review all of the commands you’ve ever spoken. Over the past year, Google has made it a lot easier to see the sorts of information it collects, and gives you better controls over stopping it from gathering some specific data.

You can turn it off completely, but just note that this might affect how well Google responds. You can always turn it back on if you run in to trouble.


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Amazon error allowed Alexa user to eavesdrop on another home

A user of Amazon’s Alexa voice assistant in Germany got access to more than a thousand recordings from another user because of “a human error” by the company. The customer had asked to listen back to recordings of his own activities made by Alexa but he was also able to access 1,700 audio files from a stranger when Amazon sent him a link, German trade publication c’t reported. “This unfortunate case was the result of a human error and an isolated single case,” an Amazon spokesman said on Thursda


A user of Amazon’s Alexa voice assistant in Germany got access to more than a thousand recordings from another user because of “a human error” by the company. The customer had asked to listen back to recordings of his own activities made by Alexa but he was also able to access 1,700 audio files from a stranger when Amazon sent him a link, German trade publication c’t reported. “This unfortunate case was the result of a human error and an isolated single case,” an Amazon spokesman said on Thursda
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Amazon error allowed Alexa user to eavesdrop on another home

A user of Amazon’s Alexa voice assistant in Germany got access to more than a thousand recordings from another user because of “a human error” by the company.

The customer had asked to listen back to recordings of his own activities made by Alexa but he was also able to access 1,700 audio files from a stranger when Amazon sent him a link, German trade publication c’t reported.

“This unfortunate case was the result of a human error and an isolated single case,” an Amazon spokesman said on Thursday.

The first customer had initially got no reply when he told Amazon about the access to the other recordings, the report said. The files were then deleted from the link provided by Amazon but he had already downloaded them on to his computer, added the report from c’t, part of German tech publisher Heise.

“We resolved the issue with the two customers involved and took measures to further optimize our processes. As a precautionary measure we contacted the relevant authorities”, the Amazon spokesman added.

On the recordings, a man and a female companion could be overheard in his home and the magazine was able to identify and contact him through the recorded information, according to the report.


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Trump unloads on FBI, Robert Mueller, Jeff Sessions, Peter Strzok

Quoting conservatives and Trump-supporting personalities from Fox News Channel, the president endorsed the view that Peter Strzok, an ex-member of Mueller’s team, should be “criminally investigated.” “The whole thing … should be shut down,” Trump tweeted, quoting Tom Fitton, the president of conservative legal activist group Judicial Watch. Trump has often and inaccurately referred to Mueller’s team as consisting of strictly Democrats. He was named special counsel by Deputy Attorney General Ro


Quoting conservatives and Trump-supporting personalities from Fox News Channel, the president endorsed the view that Peter Strzok, an ex-member of Mueller’s team, should be “criminally investigated.” “The whole thing … should be shut down,” Trump tweeted, quoting Tom Fitton, the president of conservative legal activist group Judicial Watch. Trump has often and inaccurately referred to Mueller’s team as consisting of strictly Democrats. He was named special counsel by Deputy Attorney General Ro
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Trump unloads on FBI, Robert Mueller, Jeff Sessions, Peter Strzok

The Justice Department declined CNBC’s request for comment on the president’s tweet. The White House did not immediately provide comment on Trump’s tweet about Sessions.

Quoting conservatives and Trump-supporting personalities from Fox News Channel, the president endorsed the view that Peter Strzok, an ex-member of Mueller’s team, should be “criminally investigated.” Strzok was fired from the FBI on Monday over anti-Trump texts.

“The whole thing … should be shut down,” Trump tweeted, quoting Tom Fitton, the president of conservative legal activist group Judicial Watch.

Just after 9 a.m. ET, the president suggested that the probe should be investigating his Democratic rival from 2016, Hillary Clinton. “Why aren’t these angry and conflicted Democrats instead looking at Crooked Hillary?” Trump tweeted.

Trump has often and inaccurately referred to Mueller’s team as consisting of strictly Democrats. Mueller himself is a Republican. He was named special counsel by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, a Republican and a Trump appointee.

The president also focused his ire on current FBI employee Bruce Ohr, whose wife Nellie worked for Fusion GPS, the research firm that produced a dossier alleging salacious connections between Trump and Russia. Bruce Ohr is not a member of Mueller’s team.

Amid Trump’s latest assault on the investigation of Russian election interference — and potential conspiracy between Trump’s campaign and the Kremlin — the president continued his attacks against Omarosa Manigault Newman, a former senior advisor in his administration, calling her a “dog” and a “crazed, crying lowlife.”

In the run-up to the release of her White House expose, Manigault Newman has claimed that tapes exist of Trump using racial epithets including the N-word, and has produced other recordings herself. In an MSNBC interview Monday night, she said she would cooperate with the special counsel and hand over the recordings she made if she were contacted again, appearing to confirm that she has been in touch with Mueller’s office.

Following his latest salvo against the ex-“Apprentice” star, Trump weighed in on reports of an incident in London being treated as a terror attack.


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Prosecutors now have 12 recordings seized from ex-Trump lawyer Michael Cohen

Federal prosecutors in New York now have 12 audio recordings that were in the files seized from Michael Cohen, the former personal lawyer for President Donald Trump, a court filing revealed Monday. The nature of 11 of the recordings — and the people who can be heard on them — was not disclosed. At the time of that recording, Cohen and Trump discussed buying the rights of McDougal’s story from American Media, the publisher of The National Enquirer, which had already bought her story for $150,000.


Federal prosecutors in New York now have 12 audio recordings that were in the files seized from Michael Cohen, the former personal lawyer for President Donald Trump, a court filing revealed Monday. The nature of 11 of the recordings — and the people who can be heard on them — was not disclosed. At the time of that recording, Cohen and Trump discussed buying the rights of McDougal’s story from American Media, the publisher of The National Enquirer, which had already bought her story for $150,000.
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Prosecutors now have 12 recordings seized from ex-Trump lawyer Michael Cohen

Federal prosecutors in New York now have 12 audio recordings that were in the files seized from Michael Cohen, the former personal lawyer for President Donald Trump, a court filing revealed Monday. They include one in which Trump and Cohen discuss a potential payment to a Playboy model who claims she had an affair with Trump that had been revealed last week.

All 12 recordings were turned over to the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York last Friday after attorneys for Cohen and Trump withdrew their claim that the recordings should be protected from prosecutors’ eyes due to attorney-client privilege, said the filing by court-appointed watchdog Barbara Jones.

The nature of 11 of the recordings — and the people who can be heard on them — was not disclosed.

But one of those recordings is the tape on which Trump, two months before the 2016 presidential election, discusses with Cohen paying for the rights to the story of Playboy model Karen McDougal, who claims she had an affair with Trump a decade earlier. The existence of that tape came to light last Friday when Trump’s current lawyer Rudy Giuliani confirmed details of it to The New York Times.

Giuliani has said no payment was made by Trump to McDougal or for her story.

At the time of that recording, Cohen and Trump discussed buying the rights of McDougal’s story from American Media, the publisher of The National Enquirer, which had already bought her story for $150,000. The Trump-friendly supermarket tabloid never ran her story that claimed she had an affair with Trump, in a tactic known by staffers at that newspaper as “catch-and-kill.”

Michael Avenatti, a lawyer for porn star Stormy Daniels, said on ABC News’ “This Week” on Sunday that there is more than just a single taped conversation between Trump and Cohen.

“I know the substance of some of the tapes,” Avenatti said on the program.

Daniels, 39, was paid $130,000 by Cohen on the eve of the 2016 presidential election in exchange for what she has said was her silence about her own sexual tryst with Trump.

Daniels said she had sex with Trump once, in 2006, the same year that McDougal has said she began a nearly year-long affair with the future president, and the same year in which Melania Trump gave birth to their son Barron.

The White House has denied Trump had an affair with either woman. Both women were represented when they received the payments by the same lawyer, Keith Davidson.

Cohen’s office was raided April 9 by the FBI, which seized electronic devices and paper records containing more than 800,000 individual files, court records show.

The vast majority of files were deemed not protected by attorney-client privilege, and as a result were turned over to prosecutors who are conducting a criminal investigation of Cohen.

Cohen has yet to be charged with any crimes. Prosecutors are probing his business dealings, and his payment to Daniels, for which Trump later reimbursed him.

In recent weeks, he has taken a series of steps that have set him at odds with Trump, including hiring Lanny Davis, a Washington lawyer who is close to Bill and Hillary Clinton.

On Saturday, Trump in a tweet suggested that Cohen had done something “illegal” by recording him.

But a source with knowledge of the conversation noted that New York, where Cohen’s talk with Trump about McDougal was made face-to-face, is a “one-party consent” state, which means that only one person in a discussion needs to know about a recording device for the taping to be legal.


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Stormy Daniels’ lawyer Michael Avenatti on Trump-Cohen tape: ‘I know this is the tip of the iceberg’

The lawyer for porn star Stormy Daniels told CNBC on Friday that he knows secret recordings reportedly made by President Donald Trump’s ex-attorney Michel Cohen about paying off a Playboy model are “the tip of the iceberg.” That lawyer, Michael Avenatti, had alleged the existence of Cohen’s recordings in May during court proceedings involving materials seized from Cohen in FBI raids a month earlier. When asked whether he believes tapes made by Cohen related to Daniels exist, Avenatti indicated t


The lawyer for porn star Stormy Daniels told CNBC on Friday that he knows secret recordings reportedly made by President Donald Trump’s ex-attorney Michel Cohen about paying off a Playboy model are “the tip of the iceberg.” That lawyer, Michael Avenatti, had alleged the existence of Cohen’s recordings in May during court proceedings involving materials seized from Cohen in FBI raids a month earlier. When asked whether he believes tapes made by Cohen related to Daniels exist, Avenatti indicated t
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Stormy Daniels' lawyer Michael Avenatti on Trump-Cohen tape: 'I know this is the tip of the iceberg'

The lawyer for porn star Stormy Daniels told CNBC on Friday that he knows secret recordings reportedly made by President Donald Trump’s ex-attorney Michel Cohen about paying off a Playboy model are “the tip of the iceberg.”

That lawyer, Michael Avenatti, had alleged the existence of Cohen’s recordings in May during court proceedings involving materials seized from Cohen in FBI raids a month earlier.

“Back on May 30, in front of the federal courthouse, I demanded the release of the Trump tapes and disclosed their existence at that time, and I am once again demanding the release of all audio recordings made of Donald Trump,” Avenatti said.

At that time, Avenatti suggested the recordings could potentially relate to his client Daniels, who is suing Trump and Cohen to void a contract she signed that prevents her from discussing an alleged affair with Trump from years earlier.

When asked whether he believes tapes made by Cohen related to Daniels exist, Avenatti indicated that he did.

“I think this is the tip of the iceberg,” he said. Asked to clarify, Avenatti rephrased: ”I know this is the tip of the iceberg.”

Avenatti was reacting to a new report from The New York Times on Friday that said Cohen recorded a conversation with Trump two months before the 2016 election in which Trump and Cohen discussed payments to ex-Playboy model Karen McDougal. She had alleged she had an affair with Trump.

A lawyer for Cohen, as well as Trump’s outside counsel, Rudy Giuliani, did not immediately respond to CNBC’s requests for comment on Avenatti’s claims.

But a person familiar with the president’s legal strategy told CNBC that Trump’s legal team is aware of other recordings, though not of any “substantive” tapes. The person added that Trump was “unaware” that he was being recorded during the reported discussion related to McDougal.

One of the reporters on the Times’ story, Maggie Haberman, tweeted that the McDougal tape “appears to be the only one” between Trump and Cohen and adding in a follow-up that she’s “not sure” how Avenatti “would know” that there are multiple recordings.

Asked about Haberman’s tweet, Avenatti said: “There is definitely more than one.”

In an interview with MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell shortly after the Times published its story, Avenatti declined to detail his knowledge of what he called “multiple audio recordings.”

He also called Cohen “one of the world’s great evidence hoarders,” which he characterized as being a “very, very bad thing for the president.”

–CNBC’s Eamon Javers contributed to this report.


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Want a job, mate? Amazon is hiring Aussie speakers

Think you know the ins and outs of Australian English? “Amazon is seeking a linguist with an Australian background to join our data team,” reads a job description on its website. Current voice recognition software, he explained, draws from a training database of sounds and uses statistical modeling to match audio with the understanding of vowels, consonants and words. “And that might be difficult for a computer or voice recognition to make sense of,” Mr. Manns said. “So the linguist is the perso


Think you know the ins and outs of Australian English? “Amazon is seeking a linguist with an Australian background to join our data team,” reads a job description on its website. Current voice recognition software, he explained, draws from a training database of sounds and uses statistical modeling to match audio with the understanding of vowels, consonants and words. “And that might be difficult for a computer or voice recognition to make sense of,” Mr. Manns said. “So the linguist is the perso
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Want a job, mate? Amazon is hiring Aussie speakers

Think you know the ins and outs of Australian English? Amazon is hiring.

“Amazon is seeking a linguist with an Australian background to join our data team,” reads a job description on its website. The job will involve transcribing, as well as annotating speech and language data, and it is one of several openings for linguists, including those familiar with Canadian French, American English and Canadian English.

Though the job posting didn’t get into such specifics, it’s likely to involve research for Amazon’s voice recognition device, the Amazon Echo, which helps users check the weather, stream music and plan to-do lists through a personal assistant named Alexa.

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The inability of some software to recognize accents is a well-documented frustration among people who speak English with a non-American accent. A BBC Scotland comedy bit from 2010 involving two Scottish men trapped in a voice-activated elevator has received over a million views. (“Please remain calm,” the operator intones as the men begin screaming in frustration.)

The effort by the Seattle-based Amazon to hire more linguists with backgrounds outside American English may point to an acknowledgment that such systems must adapt to all types of voices if they are to appeal to multiple markets.

“If people like Google, Apple and Amazon are putting money into this stuff, localization needs to be a part of it,” said Simon Musgrave, a lecturer at Monash University in Melbourne.

Current voice recognition software, he explained, draws from a training database of sounds and uses statistical modeling to match audio with the understanding of vowels, consonants and words.

“They’re going to need a body of recordings from Australians with good annotations” that connect audio to meaning, he said.

The Australian accent, for example, is distinct from American English in that it is non-rhotic — the “r” sound is not pronounced. Australian English also has a lot of diphones and triphones — “multiple vowels within the same space,” said Howard Manns, a lecturer in linguistics at Monash University.

“And that might be difficult for a computer or voice recognition to make sense of,” Mr. Manns said.

The software is getting better. In May, Sundar Pichai, the chief executive of Google, announced that the company’s voice recognition software had a word error rate of less than 5 percent, an improvement on the 23 percent error rate it had in 2013.

Jobs that tie linguistics and technology are becoming more common.

For example, Appen, a company that collects data for machine learning for technology companies, employs more than 70 linguists and has thousands of other linguists that it can consult.

Linguists annotate recordings of people speaking, down to the pauses in their voices, which are then fed into an algorithm that connects the audio with the meaning, said Phil Hall, the senior vice president of Appen’s language resources.

“So the linguist is the person that knows how to turn thousands of hours of voice recordings into commonly categorized information that the recognizer can use,” said Mark Brayan, the company’s chief executive.

As for the Amazon listing, it’s an attractive prospect for any linguist wanting to work on a cutting-edge project.

“‘I’m going to apply for that job right now,” Mr. Manns joked.


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Trump: I don’t have tapes of my conversations with Comey

President Donald Trump tweeted Thursday that he did not make, nor does he have, recordings of his conversations with former FBI Director James Comey. More than a month ago, Trump sent the tweet that started consistent speculation about whether he recorded conversations with Comey, whom he abruptly fired last month. Following the president’s tweet about “tapes,” Comey shared the contents of one memo with a friend, who shared it with The New York Times. During his testimony, Comey said, “Lordy, I


President Donald Trump tweeted Thursday that he did not make, nor does he have, recordings of his conversations with former FBI Director James Comey. More than a month ago, Trump sent the tweet that started consistent speculation about whether he recorded conversations with Comey, whom he abruptly fired last month. Following the president’s tweet about “tapes,” Comey shared the contents of one memo with a friend, who shared it with The New York Times. During his testimony, Comey said, “Lordy, I
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Trump: I don't have tapes of my conversations with Comey

So much for those “tapes.”

President Donald Trump tweeted Thursday that he did not make, nor does he have, recordings of his conversations with former FBI Director James Comey. He said he had “no idea” if any such recordings exist.

More than a month ago, Trump sent the tweet that started consistent speculation about whether he recorded conversations with Comey, whom he abruptly fired last month. Three days after Comey’s ouster, and following a New York Times report that first revealed Comey’s accusation that Trump asked him for loyalty, the president tweeted that “Comey better hope there are no ‘tapes’ of our conversations before he starts leaking to the press!”

The White House then went more than a month without confirming or denying if the “tapes” existed.

It follows a pattern of Trump suggesting he had explosive evidence or documents before failing to produce them. In the most recent instance, he accused the Obama administration of wiretapping Trump Tower and suggested he had information to back it up, but never did.

The possible existence of tapes became more significant after Comey testified that Trump asked him for loyalty — something an FBI director does not owe a president — and made a statement that he understood as a request to “drop” a probe into former national security advisor Michael Flynn. Comey also said he believes that Trump fired him because of the Russia investigation and admitted to being the source of news reports about his conversations with the president.

Comey based his testimony on memos he wrote after one-on-one conversations with Trump. Following the president’s tweet about “tapes,” Comey shared the contents of one memo with a friend, who shared it with The New York Times.

During his testimony, Comey said, “Lordy, I hope there are tapes.”

Earlier this month, Trump told reporters they would be “disappointed” when they found out whether tapes existed.


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