Apple Tells Lawmakers Siri Doesn't Eavesdrop on iPhone Users

Apple does not eavesdrop on iPhone users, the company said in response to an inquiry by a congressional committee about the company’s privacy practices. Specifically, the company said it does not listen to iPhone users until they say, “Hey Siri.” Apple’s response to that question and others came in a letter by Timothy Powderly, its director of federal government affairs, to Rep. Greg Walden, R-Oregon, who is chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee.