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Old Nov 29, 2011, 11:20 AM   #1
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Does Apple Record Siri/Dictation Requests

Our IT department told "that all your dictation and instructions to Siri are recorded and stored by Apple." Can this possible be true? I suppose they are recorded for a moment for processing, but is there really a record?
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Old Nov 29, 2011, 11:31 AM   #2
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I am coping this response (this is not my own)

Siri makes use of NLP(Natural Language Processing) - NLP computing takes significant resources and while the iPhone may be powerful enough to process them, it's likely to drain the battery.

For this reason, Siri application records your commands on your phone & sends it off the servers for processing. The results are returned back to the phone & does the commands.

So to answer, yes, it's part-phone, part-Internet service & it does send data to Apple's servers.

http://apple.stackexchange.com/quest...at-on-my-phone
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Old Nov 29, 2011, 11:35 AM   #3
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I am coping this response (this is not my own)

Siri makes use of NLP(Natural Language Processing) - NLP computing takes significant resources and while the iPhone may be powerful enough to process them, it's likely to drain the battery.

For this reason, Siri application records your commands on your phone & sends it off the servers for processing. The results are returned back to the phone & does the commands.

So to answer, yes, it's part-phone, part-Internet service & it does send data to Apple's servers.

http://apple.stackexchange.com/quest...at-on-my-phone
Thanks for the tip. I'd be interested if the requests/dictation are recorded by apple and retained in any meaningful way. (e.g., could Apple look at the history of your queries or dictation). If so, there maybe some privacy issues at play.
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Old Nov 29, 2011, 11:43 AM   #4
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It's been repeatedly said that Apple will continue to improv Siri's performance as more people use it.

If that's true I don't see how they could accomplish that WITHOUT saving some percentage of recordings in order to learn where Siri is doing poorly and where it needs improvement.
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Old Nov 29, 2011, 11:52 AM   #5
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Our IT department told "that all your dictation and instructions to Siri are recorded and stored by Apple." Can this possible be true? I suppose they are recorded for a moment for processing, but is there really a record?
Storing what we say is something that Siri and Apple would not ever admit to doing. Could it be done, with out a doubt. I would not say anything that would incriminate yourself.
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Old Nov 29, 2011, 11:56 AM   #6
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Apple is recording everything. If you are harassing Siri in any way Apple has the evidence and it could be used against you! They could easily play back all of your private conversations with your new friend. Be very careful of what you tell Siri......








Let's hope not.
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Old Nov 29, 2011, 07:47 PM   #7
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I wouldn't be surprised if APPLE is storing your voice commands for some period of time if not indefinitely.

Unless they officially state their policy I will assume they do keep it and maybe even tie it to your UUID that can identify who you are.
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Our IT department told "that all your dictation and instructions to Siri are recorded and stored by Apple." Can this possible be true? I suppose they are recorded for a moment for processing, but is there really a record?
don't know, don't care.
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Old Nov 30, 2011, 07:35 AM   #9
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Storing what we say is something that Siri and Apple would not ever admit to doing. Could it be done, with out a doubt. I would not say anything that would incriminate yourself.
They wouldn't admit to it? I thought it was clearly stated in the privacy terms you have to agree to before enabling Siri.
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They wouldn't admit to it? I thought it was clearly stated in the privacy terms you have to agree to before enabling Siri.
Exactly. It is.
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Old Nov 30, 2011, 10:59 AM   #11
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Try turning siri off and you'll see exactly what you're iPhone tells you what will happen, read the text that shows up and you'll understand that it records everything on their server just to make it more customized for your private use. If they use it for something else, i wouldn't know, but i don't think so, judging by what the text tells you, it seems simple enough to erase the siri history simply by turning it off and then back on again.


For those who are lazy and don't wanna see the message themselves, here is what it will tell you when you try turning the siri feature off:

"The information Siri uses to respond to your requests will be removed from Apple servers. If you want to use Siri later, it will take time to resend this information."
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