A surprising act: If you work for IBM and owe and bring iPhone to work, but you are not allowed to use Siri, Wired reports. IBM CIO Jeanette Horan confirmed the act saying that her company has banned Siri outright because, according to the magazine, “The company worries that the spoken queries might be stored somewhere.”
Why this is happening? In order for Siri to operate, Apple captures voice input, sends that data to its servers located in its datacenter in North Carolina, where it is processed by the company and its partners in order to send valid results back to the user. Although Apple is a clear cut rival for IBM and processing and sending the information out of IBM is not good.
Edward Wrenbeck, the lead developer of the original Siri iPhone app says “I really don’t think it’s something to worry about.” He added “People are already doing things on these mobile devices. Maybe Siri makes their life a little bit easier, but it’s not exactly opening up a new avenue that wasn’t there before.”