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May 30, 2012

IBM Bans Apple’s Siri on Big Blue Networks for Security Reasons

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By: Darryl K. Taft, eWeek

IBM has banned Apple’s Siri digital assistant–along with other apps and services–from its networks out of concern for security and privacy. Big Blue realizes the move to enable workers to bring their own devices to work offers both benefits and challenges.

As well-mannered and well-intentioned as she may be, Apple’s Siri is not welcome at IBM—at least not on the company’s networks. According to an MIT Technology Review report, IBM has banned the use of Apple’s Siri digital assistant on its networks because of security and privacy concerns. “The company worries that the spoken queries might be stored somewhere,” IBM CIO Jeanette Horan told MIT Technology Review.

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