I just read an interesting article on how IBM allows its employees to use iPhones but has banned Siri from the workplace and possibly with good reason. It turns out that every time you use Siri to do something: a web search, play a song, or send an email to someone in your contact list, Apple stores everything about the request in their servers. In essence, they are watching and collecting everything word you utter to "her". There's no way to know how long Apple keeps this information or what it will be used for but it's definitely something to think about before you whisper your deepest darkest secrets to your phone. I turned off Siri on my iPhone4S for other reasons: she misunderstands me about 75% of the time and drains my battery. This coupled with the fact that she's turned out to be a bit of a snitch makes our relationship a little dangerous. If you're looking for a clean break, go to SETTINGS/GENERAL/SIRI in your iPhone settings and switch her off. No one likes a tattletale.
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