Wired reported yesterday that the American Civil Liberties Union was posing questions about Siri's privacy policies, citing privacy statements claiming that older "disassociated" voice input data would be retained for "period of time" even if a user turn off Siri on his or her device.
"It's not clear what 'disassociated' means. It's not clear what 'period of time' means. It's not clear what using it to 'generally improve Siri and otherApple products and services' means," says Nicole Ozer, a lawyer with the ACLU. "The only thing that's clear is we really don't know what may be happening to the personal information we have told Siri, even after we turn Siri off."
The value of the House Steve Wozniak reaches 4.5 million dollars on the market. The 7500 square foot house is located in the mountains of Los Gatos. The original house was built by Wozniak in 1986, but no longer belongs to him.
Available for: iPhone 3GS and later, iPod touch (4th generation) and later, iPad 2 and later Impact: A local user may be able to execute unsigned code Description: A state management issue existed in the handling of Mach-O executable files with overlapping segments. This issue was addressed by refusing to load an executable with overlapping segments. CVE-ID : CVE-2013-0977 : evad3rs
According to Macworld UK, Apple introduced a new configuration for its 21.5-inch and 27-inch iMacs, which allows customers to select VESA adapter instead of the standard base. The 40 dollars configuration allows users to mount their iMac on the walls or other vertical surfaces, but the device should be configured at the time of purchase.
Thalmic Labs has presented the audience a $149 bandage called MYO. It monitors the movement and muscle contractions which allows control user’s Mac, PC or other device using gestures (via The Next Web).
Due to rumors of a much larger "iPhone Math", developer of the Instapaper, Marco Arment conducted research and provided several layouts that show how Apple may reach 5-inch iPhone without breaking existing applications ecosystem.
In Paris, the Apple StoreOpera was robbed on New Year’s Eve by four masked gunmen, according to DailyMail. The robbers made off with iPads and iPhones with total value of more than 1 million euros. An official at Unsa police union Christophe Crepin told Le Parisien newspaper:
The Charlotte Observer reports that Apple is planning to double the size of its energy resources at its data center in Maiden, North Carolina to 10 megawatts.
"Fifty fuel cells adjacent to its $1 billion data center in Maiden are expected to be operating by January, Apple said in papers filed with the N.C. Utilities Commission. It will be fueled by “directed biogas” in which cleaned methane gas from a landfill is injected into a natural gas pipeline. [...]
According toCNET, Intel is actively working on reducing the power consumption of Ivy Bridge processors, which would allow using them in mainstream tablets and decreasing battery needs on small laptops such as the MacBook Air. The report said:
Today The Verge reported that Microsoft is planning to launch its 7-inch tablet called "Xbox Surface". Rather than being a smaller variant of its just-released 10-inch Surface, the forthcoming tablet will be focused on gaming and will run a scaled down Windows.
In response to the criticism of China that Siri could find local escort services available in the country, Apple has removed them from the search results.
But on Wednesday the escort services could be still found in the United States through Siri. Nevertheless, this feature seems to have been removed in China, according to the Times of India. In response to the messages from the users, Apple's customer service representative explained that the company had blocked information related to the escort services.
Earlier this year, Apple revealed its plans to build a second solar farm several miles away from its new data center in Maiden, North Carolina. The new 20-megawatt facility would complement another 20-megawatt solar farm that seems to be nearing competion across the street from Apple’s data center.