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The “Hey, Siri, 108” viral prank is actually an emergency call — and may be illegal

  • If you’re active on platforms like Twitter, Instagram and Tumblr, then you may have seen posts baiting a user into saying “Hey Siri, 108.”
  • Some say it enables a three-way FaceTime, while others promise something hilarious to happen.
  • The “joke” is that saying “Hey Siri, 108” will instruct Siri to call emergency services for you. The phone assistant will give users a five second time span to cancel or make the emergency call.
  • This prank is troubling because it uses resources that are vital for others trying to receive help in real emergency situations.
  • Roughly 240 million calls are made to 911 in the United States each year and placing prank calls can be considered a crime. Read more (3/17/17 11:59 AM)

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GB!Week pt. 1

((OOC: based on THIS text post))


McGonagall: now class, what is the difference between an animagus and a werewolf?

McGongall: yes, Ms. Black?

Remi: …particularly around the full moon.

McGonagall: …..while I appreciate the compliments, those were not the answers I was looking for.

FIN


((OOC: non-gender-bent version here!))