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In some instances, yes. In the Apple privacy policy breakdown, available here, you can see that Apple indicates your contacts are sent to their servers when using Siri: The longer you use Siri and Dictation, the better they understand you and the better they work. To help them recognize your pronunciation and provide better responses, certain ...


If your contacts were connected to an account (e.g., iCloud or Exchange), you may need to re-authenticate after an OS upgrade. Go to System Preferences > Internet Accounts and make sure Contacts for the account you use is checked.


Not sure if this is really a good idea, but you can run this (as yourself, not root) in Terminal: launchctl unload -w /System/Library/LaunchAgents/ FWIW, I had the same problem and even after following the instructions in Tetsujin's link, turning off all Contacts accounts in System Preferences, logging out of iCloud, ...

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