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 jared_wilkes on Fri 19th Apr 2013 15:16 UTC in reply to "RE: Finally?"
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By the way, Robert McMillan got an answer in less than 24 hours. "Finally," indeed, asshole.

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RE[3]: Finally?
by Thom_Holwerda on Fri 19th Apr 2013 15:24 in reply to "RE[2]: Finally?"
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I had no idea about the "finally". I'm pretty sure it refers to Siri being out for god knows how long and Apple never having disclosed this information. If you read the article, you'd know Wired wasn't the one who originally raised the concern - the American Civil Liberties Union was.

Don't jump to conclusions to feed your own preconceived notions of needing to protect poor, misunderstood, beleaguered Apple.

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RE[4]: Finally?
by jared_wilkes on Fri 19th Apr 2013 15:27 in reply to "RE[3]: Finally?"
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An ACLU member blogged about it a year ago. I do not know if they put the question to Apple. (Are we suggesting that Apple has to account for all questions indirectly posed to them via blog? And, by the way, Thom, I read both the Wired article, the ACLU blog, and several other stories aggregating this today ahead of reading your link. I am being extremely kind in even suggesting that Ozer "indirectly asked" Apple in his blog post.) I do know a reporter did ask them yesterday, and he received an answer from Apple in less than 24 hours.

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v RE[4]: Finally?
by Tony Swash on Fri 19th Apr 2013 18:26 in reply to "RE[3]: Finally?"
RE[4]: Finally?
by bassbeast on Sun 21st Apr 2013 22:10 in reply to "RE[3]: Finally?"
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Ya know, somebody really ought to do a study on the whole "treating corps like ballclubs" phenomena because I have noticed it has gone waaay up as have labeling anybody who isn't part of the ballclub attitude as shills or haters and I really don't get it.

I mean I could understand it if they owned a shitload of stock or something but they don't, I might even be able to put it down to buyer's remorse, like those poor saps that got burnt by the Apple laptops with Nvidia GPUs but people will be just as insane-o when it comes to free software or companies like Google where they don't have a cent why? Why do they do that?

I like AMD CPUs (still think the bang for the buck can't be beat, not when I'm picking up Athlon triples that have 80% unlock rates for $45) and Asusrock boards and laptops, Like Win 7 but hate Win 8, like Samsung HDDs but hate Seagate, but if you feel differently about any of those...okay? It would be as silly for me to get upset because you feel differently as it would to get mad because you prefer tacos over fried chicken.

I don't know, maybe I'm just too damned old and aren't hip enough to get it or something but I have never understood why any article with the big three, Apple, Google, or MSFT, seem to have the fanboys come out in force to either "defend the company" or to tear it down because they are rooting for the other guy. all I can think of when i see this crap is that old Mel Brooks bit "All go to hell except cave 76!" because it seems just as pointless and stupid to me.

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