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Apple finally agrees to stop contractors listening to phone calls
Published in News


Now that everyone has found out about it

Fruity cargo cult Apple, which spends rather a lot of time telling off other companies over privacy issues, has agreed to stop its contractors listening in to users conversations until everyone forgets it was doing it and permits it.

Siri recording your conversations
Published in News
Monday, 29 July 2019 12:11

Siri recording your conversations


Contractors have a good laugh about your accent

While Apple has been at the forefront of lecturing other companies about privacy it seems to have forgotten that it recorded customer conversations to its outside contractors.

Hey, Siri, why are Apple sales falling?
Published in Mobiles
Friday, 12 April 2019 12:06

Hey, Siri, why are Apple sales falling?


Credit Suisse says iPhone sales will drop 12 percent

Beancounters at Credit Suisse have predicted an even darker year for the fruity cargo-cult Apple with iPhone sales expected to decline 12.4 percent this year after last year's 3.2 percent drop.

Siri told teen how to shoot-up several schools
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And the US locked up the kid for talking about it


A 13-year-old boy visiting family in Indiana has been charged with "intimidation” after asking Siri how to shoot up a school.

Apple restructures Siri
Published in AI
Monday, 04 February 2019 12:18

Apple restructures Siri


I have several jobs that pay more in your area

The Apple executive who led the Siri team since 2012 has been removed as head of the project in a sweeping strategy shift.

Apple serves up fake news and conspiracies
Published in News
Wednesday, 26 September 2018 10:54

Apple serves up fake news and conspiracies


Fanboys will believe anything

Apple’s AI has been encouraging its fanboys to believe debunked conspiracy theories and fake news.

Chinese and US spooks use sound to control AI assistants
Published in AI


A spy in your house

For two years, researchers in China and the United States have begun demonstrating that they can send hidden commands that are undetectable to the human ear to Apple’s Siri, Amazon’s Alexa and Google’s Assistant.

Top three AIs are pretty stupid
Published in AI
Monday, 30 April 2018 10:37

Top three AIs are pretty stupid


Google is brighter, Siri is as intelligent as plankton 


A new report has named Google as the cleverest AI but warns all three of the leading machines are pretty pants and disappointing.

Apple's Siri starts telling jokes
Published in News
Friday, 13 April 2018 10:17

Apple's Siri starts telling jokes


It is as terrible as you would expect

Fruity cargo cult Apple has decided that no one will notice how bad its out of date AI Sir is if they allow her to start telling jokes.

Siri developer shocked that Apple hasn't evolved her
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Worse than I predicted

Seven years after Apple launched Siri in its iPhone, the bloke who developed the tech is shocked at how slowly she has evolved.