Apple has long been known for privacy on its computing and services platforms, but one area where the company has fallen short is Siri. Unfortunately, due to the way Siri works, recorded conversations with the virtual assistant can be used anonymously to verify that voice recognition is working properly. A human quality assurance engineer will listen to the recording to ensure the transcription to the Siri service is accurate. Apple came under fire for this practice earlier this year by not giving users the ability to opt out of this feature. While the feature is used for improving the quality of Siri, and the recordings are anonymized and reviewers won't know who originated the recording, users utilize Siri for calling, messaging, and looking up personal or private information, which can be a privacy concern for many people.
Nov-17-2019, 14:53:59 GMT