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over 5 years ago from Teodorik Mensl

  • Stuart McCoyStuart McCoy, over 5 years ago

    The microphone isn't technically always on. The on device processor listens for the "Hey Siri" command before handing off any audio to their servers for language processing. I think it was Tim Cook who made a specific point of this in the keynote yesterday. Given the fight they put up with the FBI over hacking the iPhone, I'm confident they have privacy as a key feature of ANY of their devices.

    4 points
    • No NameNo Name, over 5 years ago

      Yep—on top of that, Siri processes the command locally (I believe) and only sends it off if she recognizes it. Other than those instances, there's never data relay to Apple at all.

      Oh, and it's encrypted, of course.

      2 points