We’re talking Siri, of course. Dieter Bohn:
When it came to actually managing the data that Apple was storing, Siri was actually worse at privacy settings than Amazon or Google. You couldn’t use Siri without having your voice saved and potentially listened to by a human, for one thing.
Apple was behind. Apple fixed that.
There will now be a default opt-out for Siri recordings and a promise that no third-party contractors will hear your voice. There will also be a clear, simple button you can toggle to opt in if you want to be helpful. Apple may not have had the experience of dealing with privacy scandals necessary to give users clearer controls over the data it was storing right away, but it’s also a fast learner.
Apple is now ahead.