NEW YORK, August 8. /TASS/. Users on Wednesday it sued Apple for violating the right to privacy in connection with the possibility of listening to the contractors of the teams that the owners give a voice assistant Siri. This was reported by business news Agency Bloomberg.
According to him, the plaintiffs complaint sent to the court of the district of Northern California. The suit is of the character of the group, it can join everyone who owns a device with Siri in 2011. The plaintiffs demand compensation from Apple, the amount of which has not yet been specified, and erase the record produced during the communication of users with the given voice by the defendant.
This is the first lawsuit of its kind in the US, says Bloomberg.
In early August, Apple temporarily banned contractors to listen to commands that users give Siri. The company said that is preparing the updated software for the voice assistant. After installation, users will be able to participate in this program. In this case, their messages Apple to listen to contractors will not.
In July, one of the former contractors, government last work Siri anonymously told journalists of the newspaper the Guardian that he and his colleagues regularly heard personal conversations of users. This could happen in particular in cases when the voice assistant has been activated by mistake without the knowledge of the owner.
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