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: Hard to know the truth
by MOS6510 on Fri 19th Apr 2013 18:36 UTC in reply to "Hard to know the truth"
MOS6510
Member since:
2011-05-12

It´s too much effort while the "rewards" are very little.

If you´re going to hack Apple why not go for the credit card info from the iTunes store? Or iCloud´s email or iWork files?

Trying to get to Siri´s voice archive is like breaking in to a bank, ignoring the money and stealing the Phone memo stack of the receptionist.

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RE[2]: Hard to know the truth
by Alfman on Fri 19th Apr 2013 20:50 in reply to "RE: Hard to know the truth"
Alfman Member since:
2011-01-28

MOS6510,

"It´s too much effort while the 'rewards' are very little. If you´re going to hack Apple why not go for the credit card info from the iTunes store? Or iCloud´s email or iWork files?"

I was only talking potential feasibility, irrespective of why. If you need a motive, use your imagination; credit card transactions from a legal store are probably much less incriminating than voice data.

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RE[3]: Hard to know the truth
by MOS6510 on Sat 20th Apr 2013 06:02 in reply to "RE[2]: Hard to know the truth"
MOS6510 Member since:
2011-05-12

But what are the chances your target has an iPhone 4S/5, uses Siri, spoke incriminating words via it and you knowing this?

Then you'd have to hack in to Apple and find that piece of voice data amongst billions of snippets.

I don't say it's impossible, but it's very unlikey and it doesn't make much sense when looking at effort vs reward.

Emails, surf stats, files, computer contents, dial lists, etc... are much more likely to contain incriminating information and are much easier to obtain. People who worry about Siri privacy should be worrying about those things a lot more.

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