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Hackers Can Use Ultrasonic Waves To Activate Siri, Google

Washington: Ultrasonic waves do not make a sound, but they can still activate Siri on your cellphone and have it make calls, take images or read the contents of a text to a stranger – without the phone owner’s knowledge, suggests a new research. Researchers have previously shown that ultrasonic waves can be used to […]

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Apple tweaks Siri to protect users' privacy

San Francisco: Apple has said it will no longer retain audio recordings of its digital assistant Siri interactions and use computer-generated transcripts to help Siri improve. “The users will be able to opt in to help Siri improve by learning from the audio samples of their requests,” Apple said in a statement late on Wednesday. […]

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Op-Ed: Big Brother Is Watching You

Let me, for a change, start with a joke – and a scary one at that. Given the speed and frequency at which WhatsApp forwards move these days, it is possible many of you have already read it. But still, I could not resist the temptation to share it because it succinctly sums up the […]

Apple drops Bing search for Google

San Francisco: Apple has switched the default provider of its web searches for Siri on iOS and Spotlight on the Mac to Google from Microsoft’s Bing. Now if you ask Siri to search something on the internet, you will get Google results instead of Bing on iOS and Spotlight — a system-wide desktop search feature of […]