Wednesday

No, Please Do Not Ask Siri About 9/11

When Apple's Siri digital assistant first came into the public consciousness, there came with it an interesting sense of personality, or at least playfulness - mostly from Siri's responses to some questions or statements.

However, some wags on social media have suggested you should ask Siri about 9/11 (the date of the World Trade Center terrorist attack). Trouble is, telling Siri "nine eleven", will typically send a call to the emergency services number. Logical enough if you stop and think about it.

Even if you realize what happened and hang up, the call prompts all kinds of activity on the other end, taking time away from real 911 calls. So don't. Please.



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