Cortana

security

Microsoft Contractors Listened to Xbox Owners in Their Homes

Multiple contractors working for Microsoft explain how they listened to audio captured by Xbox consoles.
Joseph Cox
8.21.19
tech-power

Working on Microsoft’s Cortana Is Laborious and Poorly Paid

Leaked documents show that Microsoft’s contractors are paid between $12 and $14 an hour and are asked to transcribe as many as 200 audio clips per hour to train the Cortana virtual assistant.
Joseph Cox
8.14.19
security

Microsoft Admits Humans Listen to Skype and Cortana in Privacy Policy Update

The change comes after Motherboard found that Microsoft hired contractors to listen to some Skype phone calls.
Joseph Cox
8.14.19
Hey Cortana

Researchers Bypassed Windows Password Locks With Cortana Voice Commands

Two independent Israeli researchers found a way for an attacker to bypass the lock protection on Windows machines and install malware by using voice commands directed at Cortana.
Kim Zetter
3.6.18
Consumerism

A Thermostat, a Meditation On Humanity

I'm getting emotional about HVAC over here.
Carl Franzen
7.19.17
arduino

Someone Turned Halo's Cortana Into a Holographic Assistant

Device uses "Pepper's Ghost" technique to provide the illusion of three dimensions.
Leif Johnson
5.11.17
mental health

Siri Responds 'Inconsistently and Incompletely' to Queries About Rape

And it's not just Siri: Most digital assistants don't respond well to violence and health concerns, a new study has found.
Kari Paul
3.14.16
Radio Motherboard

Two Very Different Tales of Human-AI Interaction

Humans are encountering artificial intelligence more and more often on a daily basis.
Adrianne Jeffries
3.11.16
short circuit

Microsoft's Cortana Is Now Available for iPhone, But Siri Is More Capable

Microsoft’s digital assistant software works well enough on the iPhone, but requires a PC to truly sing.
Nicholas Deleon
12.9.15
short circuit

Microsoft Address Windows 10 Privacy Concerns Two Months After Launch

The company’s thinking boils down to, these features are helpful, but also optional.
Nicholas Deleon
9.28.15
short circuit

Surprise! You May Have Windows 10 on Your PC Even if You Don’t Want It

User choice? How quaint.
Nicholas Deleon
9.11.15
short circuit

Microsoft’s Cortana Can Now Assist Android Users

Where's the nearest pizza place?
Nicholas Deleon
8.24.15
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