“They don’t really know they’re being spied on.” In this episode of the Whistleblower of the Week podcast, FBI whistleblower Jane Turner talks with Apple whistleblower Thomas Le Bonniec. Le Bonniec divulges information about Siri, Apple’s voice assistant, and tells listeners about his experience working for an Apple contractor.
How much does Apple’s Siri listen to users? For work, Le Bonniec listened to 1,300 recordings a day from users utilizing Siri on Apple products: in the episode, he talks about disturbing content in the recordings, privacy concerns with Siri, and surveillance capitalism. “I felt trapped,” he admits to Turner about his former job. Le Bonniec talks about the turning point at which he decided to blow the whistle, leave his job, and sound the alarm about Siri recordings.
Le Bonniec talks with Turner about his decision to go public with his information and his personal whistleblowing journey. He also updates her on what he’s currently working on and his ultimate goal: the dismantling of Apple. Don’t miss this dramatic, essential episode!
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