The report borrows its title — “I’d Blush if I Could” — from a standard response from Siri, the Apple voice assistant, when a user hurled a gendered expletive at it. When a user tells Alexa, “You’re hot,” her typical response has been a cheery, “That’s nice of you to say!”
Siri "interrupted" the politician's address, after it was triggered by the mention of the word "Syria". Reportedly, the United Kingdom's defence secretary was speaking on the state's fight against the ISIS, when this happened.
Even as reviewers praised Apple's HomePod for its sound quality, they also criticised the company's digital assistant, Siri, saying that it hadn't developed like its counterparts, Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa.
Siri, WeChat and other voice-based smartphone apps can expose you to voice hacking, warn scientists who are developing a new app to stop the growing security threat. With just a few minutes of audio samples, attackers can replay your voice convincingly to trick people and top security systems.