Over the last few weeks it has been revealed that Apple contractors were listening to recordings made by Apple’s Siri and now Apple are reviewing the privacy policies for Siri.
The company has announced that it will no longer keep audio recordings of ‘Siri interaction’s instead it will use computer generated transcripts to improve Siri.
You will now be able to opt in to help Apple improve Siri and allow them to use your audio, you do not have to do this and this will now be turned off by default.
- First, by default, we will no longer retain audio recordings of Siri interactions. We will continue to use computer-generated transcripts to help Siri improve.
- Second, users will be able to opt in to help Siri improve by learning from the audio samples of their requests. We hope that many people will choose to help Siri get better, knowing that Apple respects their data and has strong privacy controls in place. Those who choose to participate will be able to opt out at any time.
- Third, when customers opt in, only Apple employees will be allowed to listen to audio samples of the Siri interactions. Our team will work to delete any recording which is determined to be an inadvertent trigger of Siri.
You can find the full statement from Apple at the link below, this is good news and good to see Apple dealing with this issue so quickly.
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