Apple to lawmakers: Siri doesn't listen until prompted

Have you ever noticed how much of a freaky coincidence it is when you talk about something to someone in real life, only to have an ad for that product popup on your phone later? Now companies such as Facebook have been accused of spying on its users by listening to conversations, something that the company has denied repeatedly, now it looks like Apple is denying similar allegations.According to a report from Reuters, Apple recently told US lawmakers that the company’s iPhones do not listen in on its users without their consent, and that third-party apps do not either. Apple’s defense of their iPhones came after they were asked whether or not their devices had invaded the privacy of its users.This also came on the heels of concerns regarding smart speakers which are constantly listening out for certain trigger words or phrases. Representatives Greg Walden, Marsha Blackburn, Gregg Harper and Robert Latta had expressed their concern to Apple’s CEO Tim Cook and Alphabet’s Larry Page bac

Apple to lawmakers: Siri doesn't listen until prompted

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Thu 9 Aug 18 from Phys.org

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Thu 9 Aug 18 from The Independent

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Tue 7 Aug 18 from The Washington Post

Apple Tells Lawmakers iPhones Donít Spy on Users

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Wed 8 Aug 18 from Extremetech

Apple tells lawmakers iPhones are not listening in on...

Oregon lawmakers wrote to Apple and Alphabet asking whether devices record or listen to users. Apple insists the only way to trigger voice technology is to say 'hey Siri'.

Wed 8 Aug 18 from Daily Mail

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Wed 8 Aug 18 from HotHardware

Apple to lawmakers: Your iPhone isn't spying to you

In a letter to lawmakers, Apple defended its iOS mobile platform, saying devices like the iPhone are only listening for triggers such as 'Hey Siri.'        

Wed 8 Aug 18 from USA today

Apple says the iPhone doesn't listen to your conversations

Last month, members of the House Energy and Commerce Committee fired off a letter to Apple following reports that phones and other devices, such as smart speakers, can listen in on ...

Wed 8 Aug 18 from Engadget

Apple Reassures Lawmakers That iPhones Arenít Listening In On Consumers

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Wed 8 Aug 18 from Ubergizmo

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