Contractors graded accidental activations including recordings of users having sex
Apple has apologised for allowing contractors to listen to voice recordings of Siri users in order to grade them.
The company made the announcement after it completed a review of the grading programme, which had been triggered by a Guardian report revealing its existence.
According to multiple former graders, accidental activations were regularly sent for review, having recorded confidential information, illegal acts, and even Siri users having sex.
“As a result of our review, we realise we have not been fully living up to our high ideals, and for that we apologise,” Apple said in an unsigned statement posted to its website. “As we previously announced, we halted the Siri grading program. We plan to resume later this fall when software updates are released to our users…”