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Your Siri questions may not be a secret

May 23, 2012 12:00:00 AM PDT
The things you ask iPhone's voice-activated assistant Siri may not be as private as you'd think. Apple is remaining tight-lipped about reports claiming your every word to Siri is being stored on servers.

Since the speculation arose, a new policy for IBM employees who use their personal iPhones as work phones has banned Siri.

Multiple tech writers and bloggers say Apple stores your searches. Apple has remained mysteriously silent on the matter.

Eyewitness News reached out to an Apple store Wednesday in Santa Monica and they said no one there was qualified to give an answer. But some techies say the Siri feature is the same as any search engine.

"Any piece of software you use on an Internet-connected device that makes requests on the Internet can store information," said Franklin Wise with Krave-N.com.

Wise has developed software for MySpace and other large companies and is an expert on search engine optimization.

"Whether you're using a keyboard or you're saying it, it doesn't matter, it's the same thing," he said.

Some iPhone fanatics are willing to give up privacy for the sake of convenience.

"Maybe you run the risk of some other people seeing your photos, but I think what's more important is that it's a great product," said Augusta Dayton of Santa Monica.

Eyewitness News also reached out to Apple's corporate headquarters for a definitive answer to no avail.


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