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Apple apologizes for contractors' ability to listen to Siri recordings

Aug 29, 2019 - South Florida Sun-Sentinel

SAN FRANCISCO - Apple is apologizing for allowing outsiders to listen to snippets of people's recorded conversations with its digital assistant Siri, a practice that undermined its attempts to position itself as a trusted steward of privacy.

Apple, as part of the apology posted Wednesday, reiterated an earlier pledge to stop keeping audio recorded through Siri unless consumers give their permission.

When permission is granted, Apple said only its own employees will be allowed to re...