In a trial in Gainesville, Florida Tuesday, police said a defendant
accused of killing his roommate turned to his iPhone’s virtual assistant
and said, “I need to hide my roommate.” WTEV reports that among Siri’s answers were: “What kind of place are you looking for? Swamps. Reservoirs. Metal foundries. Dumps.”
The report also said that according to police, Pedro Bravo’s phone
had other possibly incriminating evidence, including location
information that contradicts where he said he was on a September night
in 2012, and that his phone’s flashlight was used for more than 48
minutes that night. Bravo is accused of killing Christian Aguilar, a
Florida University student.
Apple holds on to information about users’ interaction with Siri for two years, as our own Pat May wrote last year. Apple said at the time that it keeps the data because it helps the company “train” Siri to keep improving.
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