Transparency and privacy protection are the pillars on which Apple’s policy is based. At least that’s what the company says and tries to convince everyone of it. It declares that it does everything clearly and openly. But practice shows that it does not always strictly observe its own postulates.
Apple Siri accidentally recorded user conversations
Who seems to be interested in Siri records? It turned out that Apple was recording, storing and viewing user interactions with the voice assistant. And did it against the will of the user. ZDNet reports that iOS 15 has a bug that causes “Siri and Dictation Improvements” to be on for those who previously make it off it in Settings.
Apple assures that in iOS 15.2 the error has been fixed, and all created records have been deleted for many. The source focuses on the word “many”, while it would be logical and correct to say that all records were deleted from everyone. In addition, it seems strange that, knowing about the existence of the bug, Apple did not openly declare it.
For a while, users remained in the dark and a silent collection of conversation recordings with Siri was carried out. How many users were victims of the problem, the company chose not to voice. Such actions contradict its claims of transparency and Apple’s openness to its customers.
In addition to fixing the bug, the company added a tooltip notifying users to update their iPhones, especially since the bug is related to privacy settings.
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