Apple says it holds on to Siri query data

04/22/2013 | Computerworld

Apple says it keeps "anonymized" data on Siri queries for up to two years, in response to an inquiry by the American Civil Liberties Union. This roundup of reactions notes that Erica Ogg wrote at GigaOm that "The two-year mark is six months longer than Yahoo, Microsoft and Google ... which retain search data for 18 months." Ogg added that the revelation "may make some users uncomfortable, so the ACLU thinks Apple should make that more clear before they start using the service."

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