Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 19th Apr 2013 14:09 UTC
Apple "All of those questions, messages, and stern commands that people have been whispering to Siri are stored on Apple servers for up to two years, Wired can now report. Yesterday, we raised concerns about some fuzzy disclosures in Siri's privacy policy. After our story ran, Apple spokeswoman Trudy Muller called to explain Apple's policy, something privacy advocates have asking for." Apple cares about your privacy.
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RE[2]: Finally?
by Tony Swash on Fri 19th Apr 2013 19:22 UTC in reply to "RE: Finally?"
Tony Swash
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Swash-Rinse-Repeat!

Oh joy, how novel. The captain of the Apple business practice's sanitation squad has some input on this (every)matter.

And who cares that you've (and other mindless fanbois) signed-on to some wanker's notion of the proper use of the word FINALLY within the context of Apple and all their dubious dealings?

FINALLY, first pull thyne head from thyne own ass before presuming you've the sack to instruct others on how to do so.

Swash-Rinse-Repeat! ad nauseum...


I guess the humour bypass is more common than I thought. The reference in my original comment was to the long standing series of posts on the Daring Fireball site mocking the use of the word 'finally' in reports about Apple. The reason that usage is worthy of being mocked is that it is usually an example of lazy journalism, by inserting the word 'finally' in a headline it implies that Apple have been dragging their feet about something or resisting something, even though there is often no evidence of that, and thus a spurious but click worthy headline is created.

Hence my mocking comment about the use of the word 'finally' in relation to information about Siri data retention which, it appears, Apple were first directly asked about a day or so ago and to which they responded with the requested information within 24 hours. Using the word 'finally' in relation to that seems mock worthy.

You will note that explaining a joke kills the humour ;)

No doubt Thom or someone else will now ferret away to find some forensic evidence that 'proves' that Apple have indeed resisted in some way the revelation of the details of Siri data retention and thus proffer a defence of the word 'finally'.

Rearrange the words 'teacup, 'in', 'a' and 'storm' to suit.

Edited 2013-04-19 19:23 UTC

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