All big tech companies have been caught recording and using data in the name of improving their services. This time, we know what Apple has done.
Apple has been ratted out by the Irish Examiner report. It talks about the work that employees working for Apple through an outsourcing company had to do.
- Listening to a 1000 Siri recordings a day, approximately two recordings per minute.
- Not only does this sound like a privacy issue, but it also speaks of the human condition.
- Apple’s Siri assistant records your voice data, sending it to the Cupertino headquarters.
- The contractors had to listen to rather intimate voice recordings. This includes parts of private conversations, personal data among other info that is confidential for the users.
These contractors are out of jobs:
- Apple has stopped using contractors for this job, at last temporarily.
- Ireland based company that employed the Apple’s contractor has recently been facing layoffs.
- Apple says that they are working a way to process and grade Siri conversations that people have with the voice assistant.
- This sounds a lot like what Microsoft Cortana contractors are also required to do.
Is anything you do private anymore?
- The world we live in is functioning based on a simple rule of thumb; Money first, everything else second.
- Our world includes Privacy in the same category and your personal data doesn’t matter more the money these firms need to make. That means making better products and services to sell to you.
- This means your direct input (note the sarcasm) through voice recordings that you never opted to provide anybody with.