Skip to comments.Apple records and keeps users' Siri queries for up to 2 years
Posted on 04/22/2013 4:05:46 PM PDT by BenLurkin
Siri isn't just a pretty voice with the answers. It's also been recording and keeping all the questions users ask.
Exactly what the voice assistant does with the data isn't clear, but Apple confirmed that it keeps users' questions for up to two years. Siri, which needs to be connected to the Internet to function, sends all of its users' queries to Apple.
Apple revealed the information after Wired posted an article this week raising the question and highlighting the fact that the privacy statement for Siri wasn't very clear about how long that information is kept or what would be done with it.
Technically Apple keeps Siri user data for six months, associating that data with the user. After that time, the company will disassociate users from the data, meaning it will remove any identifiers for who input that particular query into Siri. But for the next 18 months, Apple said, it keeps the disassociated data for the sake of product testing and improvement purposes.
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She told me she wouldn’t tell...
Siri is a voice recognition system, it is constantly “learning” language and sentence structure.....constantly analyzing and refining the answers.
LOL. At work we took turns having a co-worker with a new phone ask “Siri” many questions, just to hear how the ‘puter would answer some of the odd ones.
>> Siri isn’t just a pretty voice with the answers. It’s also been recording and keeping all the questions users ask.
Why does anyone think social media exists “for free”? It’s to track your every move and sell you stuff (or otherwise profit from the information).
What kind of clueless moron would not have figured that out by now?
Apple, Google, Microsoft, Facebook... different portals into the same basic Borg.
(Oh, but you freeper apple fanbois thought apple was different... hyeah, right...)
Uh oh! I taught her to always address me as “Master”
I love that.
My grandson changed my Siri to call me Hot Mama......and my husband’s to Lord and Master.
Hal, open the pod bay doors.......
Good for you!