Apple Claims They Aren’t Listening Through Your Phone

Apple Confirms iPhones Don’t Listen in on Your Conversations.


With the yearly technological advancements and suspicious ads we see while we’re browsing the internet, many people are starting to suspect that their phones are secretly listening to their conversations. Amazon’s Alexa, Google’s assistant, and Apple’s Siri are all activated with a simple voice command, but do they stop listening?

On Tuesday, Apple responded to a letter from House Energy and Commerce Committee sent to the company last month that explicitly asked Apple to respond to reports that Siri listens to conversations through the phone microphone. In a letter obtained by CNET and expounded on by Engadget, Apple said they “believe privacy is a fundamental human right and purposely design products and services to minimize our collection of customer data.”

In addition, Apple insists “the customer is not our product, and our business model does not depend on collecting vast amounts of personally identifiable information to enrich targeted profiles marketed to advertisers.

As it pertains to the iPhone and Siri, Apple further explained that the device is only interested in two specific words, “Hey Siri,” which activates the assistant, who in turn confirms whether the user really wanted to use it. Anything subsequently said is not associated with your Apple ID, tied instead to a random device identifier. In addition, Apple confirmed it does not record data collected from your phone’s location with your name or Apple ID and also does not use this information to sell targeted advertisements.




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