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Apple contractors reveal they listened to 1,000 Siri recordings per shift

A former employee of the third-party Apple contractor says that they were tasked to listen to 1,000 Siri recordings per shift.

Tech giants risk privacy probes over Alexa, Siri reviewers

Apple and Google, which is currently being investigated by Hamburg’s data protection authority, have both suspended their programs


Apple suspends Siri listening program: How to turn off Siri on your iPhone, MacBook

Apple has recently faced intense criticism due to its internal program on hearing users recordings, which were sent to servers via Siri. But can you really delete these voice recordings from Apple's servers? Here's a look at your options

Apple halts Siri program where contractors listened to user recordings: Here's what happened

Apple has suspended its program where contractors were listening in to Siri voice recordings in order to improve accuracy for the voice-assistant. The program which was seen as a violation of user privacy.

Apple admits that private Siri recordings are analysed by humans

A whistleblower has revealed that Apple is hiring contractors to listen to accidental Siri recordings of confidential medical information, drug deals, and couples having sex. Apple responds that less than 1 per cent recordings are used for "grading".

Siri and Alexa Fuel Sexism, UN Finds

The report borrows its title — “I’d Blush if I Could” — from a standard response from Siri, the Apple voice assistant, when a user hurled a gendered expletive at it. When a user tells Alexa, “You’re hot,” her typical response has been a cheery, “That’s nice of you to say!”


Sexy Siri, you made a fool of everyone

Smart speaker technology, by the same token, is its own version of purity, neutral to most social issues including feminism, so the technology is steeped in bias, unconscious or otherwise.

WATCH: Siri interrupts UK defence secy as he speaks in Parliament; video goes viral

Siri "interrupted" the politician's address, after it was triggered by the mention of the word "Syria". Reportedly, the United Kingdom's defence secretary was speaking on the state's fight against the ISIS, when this happened.

Amazon Alexa introduces voice inputs for iOS app, opens competition with Siri

Amazon's Alexa now adds voice input to its iOS app, which puts its functions in direct competitions with Apple's Siri.

Apple to stop Siri from reading hidden lock screen notifications

A new bug has emerged on Apple's iPhones, that makes its digital assistant Siri read out hidden lock screen notifications even without a user's instruction.