Category Archives: Stupidity

Apple Caught Listening to Your iPhone and iPad

Earlier this month, Facebook gave its 1.3 billion users the perfect reason to delete their accounts. Now Apple appears has done the same for its 1.4 billion iPhone and iPad users worldwide. 

Last month The Guardian revealed Apple was employing contractors to listen to and “grade” Siri recordings and they “regularly” heard confidential information from iPhone and iPad users, including medical information, drug deals and recordings of couples having sex. And now a new report from the Irish Examiner has given a sense of scale to what was happening.  

“Contractors in Cork [Ireland] were expected to each listen to more than 1,000 recordings from Siri every shift, before Apple suspended the practice last month,” explains the Examiner, who got its information from “an employee who had their contract abruptly terminated this week.” 

More:

www.forbes.com/sites/gordonkelly/2019/08/24/apple-iphone-ipad-privacy-siri-recordings-ios-upgrade-iphone-xs-max-xr-update/

Warning for iPhone & iPad Apple Users – Security Threat!

Apple has failed to fix a 4 year old bug so now iPhone and iPad users are vulnerable to a security threat. www.forbes.com/sites/gordonkelly/2019/08/10/apple-iphone-ipad-security-warning-ios-12-ios13-iphone-xs-max-xr/

FaceApp denies storing users’ photographs without permission

App was launched by Russian developer in 2017 and uses AI to change people’s features.

Worried?

See more (The Guardian)

https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2019/jul/17/faceapp-denies-storing-users-photographs-without-permission

The Toxic Potential of YouTube’s Feedback Loop | WIRED

Opinion: I worked on AI for YouTube’s “recommended for you” feature. We underestimated how the algorithms could go terribly wrong.
— Read on www.wired.com/story/the-toxic-potential-of-youtubes-feedback-loop/

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