....but you freely hand your CC and DL to any cashier/waiter that asks. You drive down the Interstate with your tag exposed and VIN readable through your windshield. You use Goole search, have a FB/Tweeter account. You want to know who has a ton of info about you look at Equifax, Experian and TransUnion.anyone here concern about this privacy issue? why do you want my contact information to talk to you? thanks but no thanks.
This is actually closer to the truth. Apple doesn't care about who your contacts are, it just wants to improve the user experience to sell more devices.It doesn't matter to me. I only associate with uninteresting people like myself.
I appreciate other people's points, but I think it may miss the concerns of the OP (and myself).....but you freely hand your CC and DL to any cashier/waiter that asks. You drive down the Interstate with your tag exposed and VIN readable through your windshield. You use Goole search, have a FB/Tweeter account. You want to know who has a ton of info about you look at Equifax, Experian and TransUnion.
This is actually closer to the truth. Apple doesn't care about who your contacts are, it just wants to improve the user experience to sell more devices.
I appreciate other people's points, but I think it may miss the concerns of the OP (and myself).
First, the issue is about revealing other people's contact information and other sensitive information you may have in the notes field. All the points above relate to information that I reveal/expose about myself. However, some people due have a professional duty to protect information that could be revealed through their contacts app.
Second, I am less concerned about what Apple might be mining the data for as I am with the level of security protecting that information.
Is the likelihood of some breach very low. Probably. But that is not the only factor to consider. You also have to weigh the extent of the consequences if there was, however unlikely, a breach.
For that reason, I have held off on activating dictation until I could research the issue a little more. Any thoughts and counter-arguments are welcome as I would love to use it.
Again, you're missing the point. There are some of us who actually use Macs for work, and not as recreational devices. It is getting harder, I'll admit, and dictation is an example. It doesn't help us because some of us actually have rules about how we use our own and other people's data. You're probably right: nobody, not Apple, not Google, not the NSA, not Anonymous cares that your doctor is dictating the results of your drug and STD tests right now. But that doesn't mean that some people don't have rules about that to prevent the unauthorized release of that info. So we cannot use a new feature like Apple's dictation until that is clarified.How much information could be used about your contacts list if a "breach" occurred? You are not keeping your contacts' account logins and passwords for various internet sites in your contacts app, are you? All they would get are phone numbers and maybe addresses. And, like its been said already, if you have you contacts selected to sync with iCloud, then Apple already has that information.
So unless you have some really sketchy characters in your contacts list, I wouldn't worry too much about it. Because really, what is Apple going to do with this information?
I highly doubt Apple's dictation solution would keep up with all of the latin that is frequent in medical dictation. I'd wager that if you're dictating notes that require HIPAA compliance than you're probably going to need the medical editions of Dragon anyways. Don't give Dictation access to your contact list if you're concerned, you'll probably have better results without it.So I do not believe, for example, that it is HIPAA compliant. I wouldn't use it for anything confidential, and you'd need to check with your IT people as well.
Meanwhile, there are alternatives like Dragon.
What a stupid piece of nonsense.I just think it's funny that out of all the places the people openly spew information, they are concerned about Apple. ...
I could insert WalMart, ATT, Target, any car dealership, etc into the sentence as well if it would make you feel less threatened.What a stupid piece of nonsense.
Are you possibly one of those who would buy pink toilet paper if Apple would say that this is needed to make your Mac work better?
Uh... not me. At least not willfully. Maybe guys like you think just because somebody asks for this information you're supposed to give it.People openly give their "secret" information to the most random of businesses every day
Why would you give Apple your Social Security number?For a lot of Apple users.... Apple already has practically ALL of your information. Your social,
Sir I am generalizing and if you do not think there are people in this world that willfully give out their information then check around. Just playing Devil's advocate for a second.Uh... not me. At least not willfully. Maybe guys like you think just because somebody asks for this information you're supposed to give it.
I think it's hilarious standing in line at any store while some cashier asks stupid-assed questions regarding phone numbers, addresses, zip codes, shoe sizes... and people willfully provide everything without a second thought.
enjoy giving the cashier at the shoe store your phone number/zip code but did you every ask... "what in god's name do you need that for to sell me a pair of shoes?"
Why would you give Apple your Social Security number?
I do agree for such cases but it is not necessary for simply writing an email."Call Mom"
"Send email to Mom"
It needs Mom's contact info to do this magic.
When Apple start hacking other companies' browsers or keep the data even they're told to delete it etc. then people will start to seriously question Apple integrity.I agree with the OP. (Surprise )
Too many people following Apple with glazed eyes and not enough concerns over things like this. Instead the apologists point to other "wrongs" in the privacy arena in order to justify Apple's methods.