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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by Soulbender on Sat 20th Apr 2013 03:32 UTC
Soulbender
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2005-08-18

It's not caring if you only do it because you've been pressured.

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RE: caring
by MOS6510 on Sat 20th Apr 2013 06:04 in reply to "caring"
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2011-05-12

What does pressured mean?

Seems like Apple does the right thing regarding privacy. Someone asked about it and got a quick answer.

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RE[2]: caring
by Soulbender on Sat 20th Apr 2013 06:40 in reply to "RE: caring"
Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

I'm not saying it's not the right thing, I'm saying it doesn't mean they "care about your security".
I doubt any megacorp "care your your security" really.

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RE[2]: caring
by StephenBeDoper on Sat 20th Apr 2013 17:32 in reply to "RE: caring"
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2005-07-06

Seems like Apple does the right thing regarding privacy.


Apple always does the right thing... after they've tried everything else (to paraphrase Churchill).

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RE: caring
by jared_wilkes on Sat 20th Apr 2013 12:45 in reply to "caring"
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2011-04-25

What pressure? A journalist asked them, they explained the existing policy within 24 hours. That policy largely reflects industry practice and local laws that were established because Google wanted to keep your data in perpetuity as recent as 5 years ago... Oh, were you saying that Google doesn't care?

Edited 2013-04-20 12:46 UTC

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RE[2]: caring
by Laurence on Sat 20th Apr 2013 13:54 in reply to "RE: caring"
Laurence Member since:
2007-03-26

What pressure? A journalist asked them, they explained the existing policy within 24 hours. That policy largely reflects industry practice and local laws that were established because Google wanted to keep your data in perpetuity as recent as 5 years ago... Oh, were you saying that Google doesn't care?


That's exactly what he was saying:
I doubt any megacorp "care your your security" really.


Frankly I agree with him. Profiling users is valuable data. It's valuable to super markets (hence why we have loyalty cards that track purchases), websites (tracking cookies and what not) and search habits.

You don't run a company of Google nor Apple's size without putting money ahead of a few other preferences. Privacy being one of those inconveniences.

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