Apple Reveals Details About Siri Data Retention

Apple Reveals Details About Siri Data Retention

Apple unveiled Siri during the October 2011 release of the iPhone 4S. Since then manufacturers like Samsung have followed suit with their own Siri clones. Needless to say, Siri has been a popular feature of the iPhone, but it has also raised some privacy concerns. Does Apple store your voice snippets? And if they do, for how long?

Earlier today, Apple revealed details around Siri’s servers and how the data is stored. It turns out Apple does store the things you say for up to 2 years. However, they anonymize the data to ensure it has no personally identifiable information. So, its a mixed bag. The data is stored, but it is not tied to your identity in any way. Hmmm. I’m not sure if this is a good or a bad thing.

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