Whistleblower criticizes Apple because of Siri sharp: I Have been listening to drug deals and Sex

last year, Thomas le Bonniec reported, at the time anonymously, to "The Guardian", about a worrying Disregard for the privacy of Apple users. In the framework

Whistleblower criticizes Apple because of Siri sharp: I Have been listening to drug deals and Sex

last year, Thomas le Bonniec reported, at the time anonymously, to "The Guardian", about a worrying Disregard for the privacy of Apple users. In the framework of the quality control of the in-house assistant Siri to employees of the group small cut-outs of Siri are voice recordings sent, which are then tested language.

According to Apple, this will serve to Siri understand better and recognize what you say to her. It is also stressed that the recordings would be anonymous to be evaluated, and that the employees would have to comply with the strict confidentiality requirements of the enterprise.

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Listen in on intimate moments

Le Bonnie's criticized, however, at the time that Siri reacts so sensitive that you'll often activated, without that the User is aware of it. So can be recorded according to the Whistleblower intimate and private moments and as a result, the privacy violated.

Among other things, the Whistleblower, without the knowledge of the User in "private conversations between doctors and patients, Business Deals, apparent criminal activities, Sex and so on" overheard.

letter to the European data protection authorities

Because of this dramatic disregard of the private rights of the Apple user Thomas le Bonnie is now going one step further, and addressed a letter to the European data protection authorities. Like the "Business Insider" reported, he asks that the group approach.

In the letter, he writes: "It is worrying that Apple (and certainly not just Apple) continue to ignore fundamental rights, and violated, and the massive data collection is continuing". He criticized further: "Every day, I've listened to hundreds of recordings of various Apple devices (such as iPhones, Apple Watches and iPads). These recordings were often recorded independently of the activation of Siri."

other companies can be affected

Apple has not commented yet on the allegations. However, it is not the only big company that people uses to control your language assistants and improve. Thus, it is also possible that there are similar cases in, for example, Amazon or Google. However, the use of his voice recordings, it is speak these two firms are able to explicitly resist - in the case of Apple, this possibility is not offered.

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Updated Date: 23 May 2020, 13:26

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