According to The Wall Street Journal, Apple has imposed restrictions on the use of OpenAI’s ChatGPT and Microsoft’s Copilot for its employees. Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman confirms that ChatGPT has been on Apple’s prohibition list for several months.

However, this trend isn’t exclusive to Apple, with other tech giants like Samsung and Verizon, and a prominent list of banking institutions – including Bank of America, Citi, Deutsche Bank, Goldman, Wells Fargo, and JPMorgan – also restricting usage.

The underlying concern stems from the potential risk of sensitive data exposure. In line with this, ChatGPT’s privacy policy clearly states that unless users opt out, their prompts may be utilized for training the model. The fear of data leaks has been substantiated by a recent incident: a glitch in ChatGPT exposed user data in March, the Verge reports.

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