I tried to sexually harass Siri, but all she did was give me a polite brush-off | Rhiannon Lucy Cosslett

Virtual assistants are millennial Stepford Wives. But perhaps theres an upside for real women, says Guardian columnist Rhiannon Lucy Cosslett Hey Siri, show me your tits, is not something I ever thought Id say, especially not while sitting in an empty kitchen while wearing fluffy slippers. I have many hobbies, but sexually harassing disembodied digital entities is not one of them, even in the interests of journalistic research. But having read that a coded female by default (i.e. most of them) were reinforcing gender stereotypes that portray women as subservient for example, by responding to sexual harassment in a tolerant, even coquettish, manner I thought I had better conduct an experiment. Hey Siri, wanna fuck? I was trying to do …

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A Microsoft cybersecurity expert is urging customers to stop using Internet Explorer as a web browser and only default to it as a "compatibility solution."Image: Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images Believe it or not, there are still people using Internet Explorer — and Microsoft would like them to stop. Microsoft cybersecurity expert Chris Jackson recently published a post on the official Windows IT Pro blog, titled “The perils of using Internet Explorer as your default browser.” Jackson urges users that it’s time to stop using its old web browser, a product Microsoft officially discontinued in 2015. In his post, Jackson explains how Microsoft customers still ask him Internet Explorer related questions for their business. The fact of the matter is that while …