Siri is always listening. Are you OK with that?

The new Apple iPhones will feature an improved voice-activated Siri virtual assistant that has serious privacy implications.

Sourced through Scoop.it from: www.businessinsider.com

To summon Siri, an iPhone users will need only say Hey Siri. Before now, iPhone users had to press a button on the phone to activate Siri (except when the iPhone was plugged in to a power outlet and charging, in which case Siri could be activated by voice).

Apple is basically making “passive listening” technology a standard feature for Siri and the iPhone. It’s a feature that’s been incorporated into a few other gadgets in recent years and something which could make Siri very handy.  But this always-on, passive-listening technology has also raised alarms among privacy watchdogs. 

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