Yael Grauer is an investigative tech reporter covering digital privacy and security for Consumer Reports. She is the lead content creator of CR Security Planner, a free, easy-to-use guide to staying safer online. Prior to CR, Yael spent a decade as a freelancer, covering topics such as police surveillance, data brokers, dark patterns, clandestine trackers, security vulnerabilities, VPNs, and hacking for publications including Ars Technica, Business Insider, Slate, The Intercept, OneZero, Popular Science, Vice, Wirecutter, and WIRED.
Journalistic work often depends on transcription services for creating written logs of recorded audio, from assisting in research to captioning videos to publication of interviews. But uploading audio to a transcription service means giving a copy of that — sometimes sensitive — recording over to a company.