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Apple admits that it retains Siri generated voice data for up to two years

Apple stores Siri data for two years for development purposes
| Apps News | Posted: Apr 19, 2013 5:01 pm

Every time someone uses Siri on their iPhone, Apple stores that voice data for future testing and debugging. The files stay on Apples servers for a period of two years. This news comes after Wired inquired about ambiguity in Siri's privacy policy, which was brought to light by the ACLU.




Apple says that each data set is assigned a random number string that represents a person. After six months the data is disassociated with the account and stored for 18 months afterwards to be used in development and testing. If a user turns Siri off on their device, all data is deleted instantly.


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