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Apple rolls out new Siri audio clip grading opt-in and request history deletion feature in beta

Apple rolls out new Siri audio clip grading opt-in and request history deletion feature in beta Apple is rolling out a new opt-in notice for Siri audio sample review with the beta of iOS 13.2. This new opt-in feature was promised back in August after reports that audio from Siri requests were […]

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Spotify gains Siri support on iOS 13, arrives on Apple TV

Spotify gains Siri support on iOS 13, arrives on Apple TV In a long-awaited move, Spotify announced this morning its iOS 13 app would now offer Siri support and its streaming music service would also become available on Apple TV. That means you can now request your favorite music or podcasts using […]

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Apple still has work to do on privacy

Apple still has work to do on privacy There’s no doubt that Apple’s self-polished reputation for privacy and security has taken a bit of a battering recently. On the security front, Google researchers just disclosed a major flaw in the iPhone, finding a number of malicious websites that could hack into a […]

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Daily Crunch: Apple changes audio review program

Daily Crunch: Apple changes audio review program The Daily Crunch is TechCrunch’s roundup of our biggest and most important stories. If you’d like to get this delivered to your inbox every day at around 9am Pacific, you can subscribe here. 1. Apple is turning Siri audio clip review off by default and […]

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Nike Huaraches get updated for the smartphone age

Nike Huaraches get updated for the smartphone age Ever since they went from Back to the Future fantasy to real world wearable tech, Nike has promised that the Adapt line was more than just a one-off gimmick. Slowly but surely, the company has made its self-lacing motor technology more accessible, most notably […]

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Apple is turning Siri audio clip review off by default and bringing it in house

Apple is turning Siri audio clip review off by default and bringing it in house The top line news is that Apple is making changes to the way that Siri audio review, or ‘grading’ works across all of its devices. First, it is making audio review an explicitly opt-in process in an […]

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The BBC is developing a voice assistant, code named ‘Beeb’

The BBC is developing a voice assistant, code named ‘Beeb’ The BBC — aka, the British Broadcasting Corporation, aka the Beeb, aka Auntie — is getting into the voice assistant game. The Guardian reports the plan to launch an Alexa rival, which has been given the working title ‘Beeb’, and will apparently […]

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Microsoft tweaks privacy policy to admit humans can listen to Skype Translator and Cortana audio

Microsoft tweaks privacy policy to admit humans can listen to Skype Translator and Cortana audio Microsoft is the latest tech giant to amend its privacy policy after media reports revealed it uses human contractors to review audio recordings of Skype and Cortana users. A section in the policy on how the company […]

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Amazon’s lead EU data regulator is asking questions about Alexa privacy

Amazon’s lead EU data regulator is asking questions about Alexa privacy Amazon’s lead data regulator in Europe, Luxembourg’s National Commission for Data Protection, has raised privacy concerns about its use of manual human reviews of Alexa AI voice assistant recordings. A spokesman for the regulator confirmed in an email to TechCrunch it […]

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Daily Crunch: Apple responds to Siri privacy concerns

Daily Crunch: Apple responds to Siri privacy concerns The Daily Crunch is TechCrunch’s roundup of our biggest and most important stories. If you’d like to get this delivered to your inbox every day at around 9am Pacific, you can subscribe here. 1. Apple suspends Siri response grading after privacy concerns After The […]

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