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IBM bans Siri – and probably for good reason (+video)

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Siri: Beloved by Zooey Deschanel and John Malkovich. Not so beloved by IBM

In an interview with MIT's Technology Review, IBM CIO Jeanette Horan revealed that Siri, Apple's voice-activated personal assistant app, is banned on IBM-issued iPhones. The reason IBM bans Siri? The company has no control over where or how the spoken queries are stored. "We're just extraordinarily conservative," Horan told a reporter with the Technology Review. "It's the nature of our business."

Also banned, according to the Review: iCloud, Apple's file-storage system. IBM employees, the Technology Review reports, "use an IBM-hosted version called MyMobileHub." 


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