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Apple says will no longer store Siri recordings

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Published on August 29, 2019 with No Comments

Apple Inc. has  said it would quit its default practice of retaining audio recordings of the requests users make to its Siri assistant and limit human review of what audio it does collect to its own employees rather than contractors. The changes come after Apple earlier this month paused a programme called Siri grading in which humans listened to audio recordings of users to determine whether the assistant had responded appropriately. Apple put it on hold after reported that contractors working on Apple’s behalf heard confidential information, drug deals and couples having sex

Sikh man out on walk stabbed to death in US

A 64-year-old Sikh man from India was stabbed to death by an unidentified person in California while he was on his evening walk. As per reports,  Parmjit Singh was attacked in Gretchen Talley Park in Tracy He died from his injuries. A passerby spotted the man bleeding on the ground and immediately called 911. Police, who have launched a homicide probe, don’t have any clear suspects just yet. Police said they cannot say if it was a hate crime. “We have no information that would lead us to the motive. We’re keeping all possibilities open.”

US news anchor compares black colleague to gorilla

A television news anchorwoman in the US has apologised on-air after comparing her black colleague to a gorilla. Alex Housden of KOCO 5 News in Oklahoma City made the remark during a segment on an ape. When a video of a baby gorilla appeared on screen, Housden, who is white, turned to her black co-anchor, Jason Hackett, and said that the ape “kind of looks like you.” The following day, Housden apologised to Hackett, saying, “I said something yesterday that was inconsiderate, it was inappropriate, and I hurt people.”

 

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