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Apple Suspends Siri Response Grading in Response to Privacy Concerns


In response to concerns raised by a Guardian story last week over how recordings of Siri queries are used for quality control, Apple is suspending the program world wide. Apple says it will review the process that it uses, called grading, to determine whether Siri is hearing queries correctly, or being invoked by mistake.

Revenue rose slightly in the most recent quarter, the company said, but profits still fell as iPhone sales continued to drop.


In 2018, Amazon cut a deal with Apple to bring direct iPhone sales to its platform for the first time. But now, the deal may be coming under antitrust scrutiny from the Federal Trade Commission.

Apple reported its third quarter financial results for the fiscal year after the market close on Tuesday, July 30, 2019.


Apple’s latest quarterly results are out and the company generated $53.8 billion in revenue, up 1 percent versus the year-ago quarter. It was (ever so slightly) the largest third quarter in Apple history.

Apple’s path to a home-brewed mapping solution has been long and perilous, but it’s almost arrived.



Partial hashes broadcast in Bluetooth can be converted to phone numbers, researchers say.

Apple today opened registration for a series of new art-based Today at Apple augmented reality experiences called [AR]T, at Apple Stores.

Five of them have been fixed in iOS 12.4, but Apple has not yet been able to completely close the sixth one.