IBM Disables iCloud and Siri For Security Reasons
Jeanette Horan, IBM's chief information officer, says the company bans both iCloud and Siri for security reasons, in an interview with Technology Review.
After surveying numerous employees the company realized that they were "blissfully unaware" of what popular apps could be security risks.
IBM has now established guidelines banning apps that could be a security risk such as Dropbox and other public file-transfer services. It also bans forwarding of IBM email to public mail services or using smartphones to create open Wi-Fi hotspots.
"We found a tremendous lack of awareness as to what constitutes a risk," says Horan. So now, she says, "we're trying to make people aware."
Notably, Apple services such as iCloud and Siri are also disabled on employee's iPhones. The company worries that spoken queries might be stored somewhere at Apple.
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