I’m not sure about you, but when Siri came out I thought it was a gimmick. I couldn’t picture myself talking at my phone out in public. After having it for a while now, I have come to see its usefulness. All my alarms, appointments, and driving text replies are done through the famed digital assistant. Not everyone shares my love for Siri though.
According to a story from MIT’s Technologyreview.com, IBM has apparently banned their employees from using several features on their personally owned work devices. Among those features is Siri. IBM isn’t sure if the questions that are asked to Siri are stored on Apple servers somewhere, so the feature is banned.
Chief information officer, Jeanette Horan, made the following comments:
“When IBM surveyed several hundred employees using mobile devices, many were “blissfully unaware” of what popular apps could be security risks….We found a tremendous lack of awareness as to what constitutes a risk, so now we’re trying to make people aware.”
To be honest, I had never thought much about where my conversations with Siri went. That’s probably the way Apple wanted it in order to make Siri appear more “intelligent.” After hearing IBM’s problem with the beta-version digital assistant, I can totally understand their fears. Not to say that I’m going to ban Siri from my life altogether, but it definitely makes me more cautious as to what is spoken.
What are your thoughts? Do you use Siri that often and not worry about security? Or are you cautious and avoid it? Let us know down below