Apple stops practices of contractors listening to Siri users’ recordings

Following general outcry over Apple’s practice of having human contractors listen to users’ Siri recordings to “grade” them, the company announced it would not restart the program until it had conducted a thorough review. According to the Guardian, the suspension was prompted by a report that revealed the company’s contractors “regularly” hear confidential and private information while carrying out the grading process, including in-progress drug deals, medical details and people having sex.