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Apple shares everything you say to Siri with third parties

Apple shares everything you say to Siri with third parties

Apple may be committed to keeping your data safe from government agencies like the Federal Bureau of Investigation, but there's one thing that it won't protect you from: Apple.

The Digital Munition, a computer security blog, revealed that Apple sends anonymized voice data gathered by Siri to third-party companies. Almost every search engine does something similar, and I've even shouted out what's called "search engine evaluation" as a viable way to make money from home.

Search engine evaluation is when someone (usually a paid contractor) digs through searches that customers have made and verifies whether the information matches what they wanted and alerts the company if it doesn't. This helps search engines figure out where the kinks in their info-hunting systems are hiding.

When it comes to your voice, though, that's something different a little scarier. An anonymous employee of Walk N' Talk Technologies reported that she gets "to listen to sound bites [sic] and rate how the text matches up with what is said in an audio clip and give feedback on what should be improved."

What if I asked Siri something private or personal? What if the person listening to these Siri-collected audio clips was someone that I know? It's almost as scary as the other scary things that listen in on you.

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