Apple samples a small number of recordings of interactions with its voice assistant Siri, which is used by millions of Americans on their iPhones, Apple Watches, and other iOS and Mac devices. According to the whistleblower, that includes “countless instances of recordings featuring private discussions between doctors and patients, business deals, seemingly criminal dealings, and so on.”
Apple says that the recordings aren’t associated with a specific Apple ID, meaning that no one listening would actually know who was on the other end, but it does send information like device location.
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