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]: caring
by Laurence on Sat 20th Apr 2013 13:54 UTC 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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RE[3]: caring
by jared_wilkes on Sat 20th Apr 2013 14:59 in reply to "RE[2]: caring"
jared_wilkes Member since:
2011-04-25

There is ZERO EVIDENCE that Apple was PRESSURED and changed/altered/modified/adjusted their policies AS A RESULT OF PRESSURE.

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RE[4]: caring
by Alfman on Sat 20th Apr 2013 17:08 in reply to "RE[3]: caring"
Alfman Member since:
2011-01-28

jared_wilkes,

"There is ZERO EVIDENCE that Apple was PRESSURED and changed/altered/modified/adjusted their policies AS A RESULT OF PRESSURE."

Maybe, but isn't the only reason any corporations have privacy policies in the first place a result of public pressure? That wasn't always the case.

Do you pay your taxes? I might say "there is ZERO EVIDENCE that you were PRESSURED and changed/altered/modified/adjusted your behaviour AS A RESULT OF PRESSURE". But the pressure is most certainly there even if there's zero evidence that it affected your behaviour.

Good corporations will bow to public pressure BEFORE the point where there is evidence that they were pressured.

Edited 2013-04-20 17:09 UTC

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RE[4]: caring
by Laurence on Sun 21st Apr 2013 01:07 in reply to "RE[3]: caring"
Laurence Member since:
2007-03-26

Did you actually read what I posted? Or were you so busy defending your sacred company that any comments that threaten your holy believe gets dismissed without a consideration?

Your reply comes across the latter because it's the typical fanboy response that doesn't actually take into account the wider point I was making.

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