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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Finally?
by Tony Swash on Fri 19th Apr 2013 15:01 UTC
Tony Swash
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2009-08-22

You have been reading too much Gruber ;)

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RE: Finally?
by jared_wilkes on Fri 19th Apr 2013 15:08 in reply to "Finally?"
jared_wilkes Member since:
2011-04-25

No, unfortunately people haven't been reading Gruber or they don't understand the joke so they continue to needlessly use the tired trope and look like jacktastic assholes doing so, or Gruber has been ineffective at shaming these idiots, or the pageviews are worth more than the shame they should feel. (Thom didn't write the headline. He just re-used the original headline from the article by Robert McMillan in Wired. I'd imagine Thom is very aware of how "finally" is used in Apple headlines.)

Edited 2013-04-19 15:25 UTC

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RE[2]: Finally?
by jared_wilkes on Fri 19th Apr 2013 15:16 in reply to "RE: Finally?"
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2011-04-25

By the way, Robert McMillan got an answer in less than 24 hours. "Finally," indeed, asshole.

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RE[2]: Finally?
by BallmerKnowsBest on Mon 22nd Apr 2013 12:27 in reply to "RE: Finally?"
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2008-06-02

No, unfortunately people haven't been reading Gruber or they don't understand the joke so they continue to needlessly use the tired trope and look like jacktastic assholes doing so, or Gruber has been ineffective at shaming these idiots, or the pageviews are worth more than the shame they should feel. (Thom didn't write the headline. He just re-used the original headline from the article by Robert McMillan in Wired.


....u mad bro?

Or is all of that bluster just an attempt at misdirection, to distract us from the fact that your adorable little "finally" meme doesn't actually apply in this context?

I'd imagine Thom is very aware of how "finally" is used in Apple headlines.)


Hate to break it to you, but no one cares about Gruber outside of the Apple echo chamber. Not knowing specific details about Gruber should be considered a point of pride, like not knowing the titles of individual Twilight movies or the names of Justin Beiber songs.

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RE: Finally?
by curio on Fri 19th Apr 2013 19:02 in reply to "Finally?"
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2010-05-03

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...

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RE[2]: Finally?
by MOS6510 on Fri 19th Apr 2013 19:20 in reply to "RE: Finally?"
MOS6510 Member since:
2011-05-12

You´re rather rude.

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RE[2]: Finally?
by Tony Swash on Fri 19th Apr 2013 19:22 in reply to "RE: Finally?"
Tony Swash Member since:
2009-08-22

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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