Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) has finally revealed just how long Siri stores users’ questions, messages and demands. According to Wired, Siri stores them for up to two years.
The way Siri works is simple. Anything users say to Siri is sent to Apple where it is analyzed. Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) assigns users a number at random and uses that number in connection with the voice files you send. That number is stored on Apple’s server.
Users who don’t use Siri for six months or who turn Siri off are disconnected from the number originally assigned to them. The data however, stays on Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL)’s servers for 18 or more months so that Apple can use them for the purposes of testing and improving products.
The Apple spokesperson said that Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) ensures the voice files are only used for the Siri project. However, a lawyer for the American Civil Liberties Union said users should still be careful about what they say to the feature because comments could reveal sensitive information about their family, business or them.