Wednesday, May 23, 2012

IBM Outlaws Siri, Worried She Has Loose Lips

Loose Lips, Sink Ships, or so IBM believes.  in a recent article from Wired - Recent Posting from Wired Enterprise Magazine

This is really no joke at all and needs to be taken seriously, as IBM’s CIO has.

“IBM CIO Jeanette Horan told MIT’s Technology Review this week that her company has banned Siri outright because, according to the magazine, “The company worries that the spoken queries might be stored somewhere.””

 SIRI noresponseIn order for Apple and Siri to facilitate all this audio “Magic”, the data needs to be processed.  Where is that done?  Who has access to it?  How long is it stored for?  What are the details of the Privacy Policy?  Can the iPhone user opt out?  All good questions, but for the opt out, the answer is no.  Use it with the open questions, or just turn the feature off.  Welcome to Cyberspace!


Caveat emptor - Let the buyer beware.


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