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Apple Siri: An invasion of your privacy?

If you’re using Siri on your iPhone (or one of the many Android phone alternatives), you should know that your personal data is being collected in the process.

Let’s look at Siri as an example. Apple is collecting recordings of your voice and pulling other data from your iPhone (e.g. your contacts in your address book).

If you’re comfortable with this, go ahead and use one of these digital assistants for checking the weather, etc.

Just know that your personal data is being mined. What’s convenient also builds a profile with info you may not want shared or sold to others.

For your business, this can be a real security risk. If you’re using Siri or an Android alternative to discuss your business, you may be giving away confidential information that can be used to compete against you.

In fact, IBM has banned Siri as a security and privacy risk.

Mike Young, Esq.

Author Mike Young, Esq.

Mike Young has been practicing business and technology law since 1994 and is an angel investor in startups. He's been an entrepreneur since 1988. To get legal help from Attorney Young, click here now or call 214-546-4247 to schedule a phone consultation.

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