back to article Siri: Who's first to offer voice search on Chinese TikTok?

The publisher of TikTok, China's ByteDance, has revealed it has enlisted Apple's Siri digital assistant to power its first voice search service. The deal means Siri will be able to initiate searches on Douyin and will in fact be the first voice service allowed to do so. ByteDance has told Chinese media that it hopes the Siri …

  1. HildyJ Silver badge
    Facepalm

    Once again

    Apple kowtows to China and, I assume, America, which once considered banning TikTok altogether, will kowtow to Apple.

  2. msobkow Silver badge

    Of course there is no chance of the Chinese Government wanting certain "concessions" in order to allow such listening technology to be deployed to less than "fullest advantage."

    I'm in Canada and I don't trust the voice translation "services" provided by Samsung, Apple, Google, or anyone, for that matter. Nor will I trust such technology unless and until all the data processing can be done on the local device without opportunity for interception.

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