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Siri blocked from use on IBM internal networks

Written by Andre Yoskowitz @ 26 May 2012 6:08 User comments (1)

Siri blocked from use on IBM internal networks IBM has understandably blocked the voice-activated digital assistant from its work networks.
As 'Big Blue' confirms, Siri has been blocked due to the fact that Siri sends everything you ever say to her to an Apple data center. IBM CIO Jeanette Horan says: 'The company worries that the spoken queries might be stored somewhere.'

While some might call IBM paranoid, Horan has reason to worry, thanks to this passage in Apple's Software License Agreement: 'When you use Siri or Dictation, the things you say will be recorded and sent to Apple in order to convert what you say into text.'

Additionally, Siri collects other info, like your contact's names and other 'unspecified user data,' in order to help the assistant give you better responses.

It is unclear how long Apple stores the data, but you have to agree to the user agreement before you can use it.

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127.5.2012 06:13

Good for IBM, willing to upset the monster in the interest of privacy. It'd be naive to expect others to follow suit, but I can only hope.

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