Apple suspends human review of Siri recordings

The Siri voice assistant. (Kārlis Dambrāns/Flickr)

On August 1, 2019, Apple announced that they will suspend a Siri audio clip review program called "grading" after a Guardian story detailed how contractors listen to accidentally-recorded clips.

Apple told the following to TechCrunch:

While we conduct a thorough review, we are suspending Siri grading globally. Additionally, as part of a future software update, users will have the ability to choose to participate in grading.