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Apple will make changes to Siri

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Apple is changing the way it handles your Siri recordings

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Apple will make changes to Siri

Apple Inc said it will end its usual practice of saving audio recordings of requests that users make to their personal assistant Siri..

The change comes after Apple suspended Siri grading earlier this month. Contractors working on behalf of Apple regularly eavesdropped on confidential information, including intimate conversations, according to the Guardian..

Increased public and political scrutiny over data privacy has pushed for increased transparency on the part of Silicon Valley companies. In particular, Alphabet Inc Google has suspended listening to audio recordings from its Google assistant service for any purpose and in any language following an audio leak from Dutch app users.

Apple will make changes to Siri

Apple has promoted its privacy policy in an attempt to distance itself from its competitors and has tried to restrict data collection since Siri’s launch. According to the current scheme, audio requests are deleted after a certain period of time, users are identified by a random number, and data such as unread user messages or calendar appointments are not sent to Apple servers..

However, Apple has hired specialists to improve the service and cut the frequency of speech recognition errors in half. According to the corporation, the number of viewed audio requests was small (less than 0.2%). But users could not refuse to save and listen to messages by operators, except by completely disabling Siri.

Apple said that from now on, the user himself will be able to choose whether to give access to their requests to third parties. The company said it will continue to use computer transcripts to improve Siri.

Apple also added that only employees will be able to examine user audio requests..