Friday, April 19, 2013

Beware: Apple Stores Your Siri data for two years

We make many calls on Apple devices and use Siri for chats - unknowingly that every time we use Siri chats, our data is superstitiously been stored by Apple - for good two years.

Apple has recently revealed exactly what happens to your Siri chats. Apple spokeswoman Trudy Muller told Wired on Thursday that Apple may keep your Siri data for up to two years, albeit in an untraceable state.

Whenever you talk to Siri, your commands are uploaded to Apple for analysis. Apple then assigns you a random number, which it associates with your voice files. It's this random number, although not your Apple ID or e-mail address, that gets stored on the back-end.

However, after six months or if you simply turn Siri off, Apple will disentangle the number from your Siri files, severing all ties with you. The files themselves will stick around for another 18 months as Apple uses them for testing and product improvement.

Transcripts "of what you say to Siri could reveal sensitive things about you, your family, or business," she told Wired. "Siri works for Apple, so make a note to yourself to really think before you speak."

( via C|net )
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