Let me get this straight… they will now add an obscure button allowing you to opt out of their years of contractors spying on you. That’s the simple version of a complex situation, but I am not hopeful. Perhaps it’ll be employees spying on you? Perhaps it’ll be the system itself storing details? Perhaps it’s something else we haven’t thought of?

Apple announced Friday it would stop using contractors to listen in on users through Siri to grade the voice assistant’s accuracy.

An Apple whistleblower had told the Guardian that the contractors responsible for “grading” the accuracy of the digital assistant regularly overheard conversations about doctors’ appointments, drug deals and even couples having sex. Their job was to determine what triggered Siri into action – whether the user had actually said, “Hey, Siri” or if it was something else, such as the sound of a zipper.

Found at www.sfgate.com

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