Apple to drop default practice of storing Siri recordings


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Apple to drop default practice of storing Siri recordings

On Wednesday, the 28th of August 2019, the Cupertino-based iPhone manufacturer, Apple Inc. issued a public statement saying that the company would exit its default practice to retain audio recordings of the requests made to its Siri personal assistant, while the iPhone manufacturer would also limit access of its Siri requests made by the users to its employees instead third-party contractors.

In point of fact, latest policy change of Apple Inc., came forth after an Apple Inc. move earlier this month had raised steep privacy concerns in which Apple Inc.’s third-party contractors were allowed to listen to the audio recordings of the requests Apple users had made to its voice assistance Siri in order to determine whether the voice assistance was acting properly.

Nonetheless, Apple halted the program earlier this month after a report of the Guardian newspaper had unveiled that the third-party contractors working on behalf of Apple Inc. used to hear confidential information, potential deals alongside couples having intercourse.

Meanwhile, in the wake of a series of withering scrutiny on potential privacy breach brewed off Siri’s recordings’ review by third-party contractor, on Wednesday, the 28th of August 2019, Apple Inc. added in its statement that the highest tax payer tech conglomerate in the world would be quitting its practice of storing Siri recordings for human reviews, while it would allow its consumers to choose whether they wanted their tête-à-têtes with Apple Inc.’s voce assistant Siri to be reviewed.