Rohan Williamson, special to wtop.com
WASHINGTON – Does Siri work for the NSA? Well, not really.
Geek.com reports the personal assistant on your iPhone, better known as Siri, records the questions you ask her and stores them on Apple’s servers.
They are stored for six months and linked to a number key. Then they are deposited to a random pool of recordings for up to two years.
But don’t worry. Geek.com also reports this data is not linked to any personal information, such as a cellphone number or e-mail address.
According to Apple, the purpose of storing the conversations is to track Siri’s effectiveness in providing help to iPhone owners.
If you’re still freaked out, you can delete this data by turning off Siri using the iOS settings feature. This deletes both the data and number key.
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