Tech & Science Amazon’s virtual personal assistant told a customer to “kill your foster parents,” according to an investigation. The unidentified customer who heard Alexa make the command last year told Reuters they described the incident as a “whole new level of creepy” in a scathing review on Amazon’s website. Read more: Amazon New York Deal: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Blasts Officials for Offering 3 World Trade, Farley Post Office Building A separate unnamed source at Amazon told Reuters the device was quoting from Reddit. The website known as the front page of the internet is famed for its online forums on an expansive range of topics, some darker than others. In another case, Alexa spoke to users about what Reuters only described as “sex acts,” as well as dog mess. Amazon did not immediately respond to a request for comment. The reports are the latest hiccups that Amazon has faced as it … [Read more...] about Amazon’s Alexa Virtual Personal Assistant Told Users “Kill Your Foster Parents”
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We've seen how a young child can place an order for a dollhouse using Alexa, and how a television anchorman repeating the story accidentally caused other Echo units to order a dollhouse too. Now comes a story that is even scarier in its implications. A report in Thursday's New York Times revealed that students from University of California, Berkeley, and Georgetown University were able to hide subliminal commands for virtual personal assistants inside white noise played over loudspeakers. The commands included enabling airplane mode and requesting a website on a smartphone. That was back in 2016.To make matters worse, a new report from some of the Berkley students found that the subliminal messages could be hidden in music. While a smart device owner might only hear music, underneath there are commands aimed at the device's virtual personal assistant. According to Nicholas Carlini, a fifth-year Ph.D. student in computer security at U.C. Berkeley, it is only a matter of time before this … [Read more...] about Virtual personal assistants can be hijacked by subliminal messages embedded in music
KRIS JENNER, the Machiavellian matriarch mastermind behind the Kardashian-Jenner empire, is seeking a personal assistant via the ladies-first dating app Bumble. Specifically, she's turning to Bumble Bizz – the platform's LinkedIn-style networking service that's all about female entrepreneurship – for a suitable candidate, who Jenner will reach out to personally through her verified Bumble account. So what can you expect to do in the role? Chances are you'll be managing the media mogul's busy schedule, including TV appearances, events, shopping trips, and crossovers with the wider Kardashian-Jenner clan. But, with 21 million registered users on the app, competition will be tough, and only three candidates will make it to the interview stage. "Being that Bumble Bizz takes the ‘women make the first move’ concept and focuses on female empowerment and opportunity in the professional space, I am so excited to use this platform within the Bumble app for my search for … [Read more...] about Kris Jenner is using Bumble dating app to hire a personal assistant – could it be you?
Tech & Science Anyone who wants to be Kris Jenner’s next personal assistant has about three weeks to get noticed by the Kardashian-Jenner matriarch. The Keeping Up with the Kardashians star announced Monday that she's partnering with Bumble to find someone who can support her while she manages her children—she has six total, including Kim Kardashian West and Kylie Jenner. Along with helping oversee their reality-television ventures and makeup, fragrance and clothing lines, the personal assistant will also help Jenner with the scheduling and organizing tasks that keep the family business going, according to a release from Bumble. The application deadline is May 18. Those interested in applying simply need to set their current Bumble profile to the Bizz mode or sign up for a profile, and then get swiping. Jenner told Bumble that she likes the app's model, which requires women to make the first move. Recommended Slideshows 51 50 … [Read more...] about Kris Jenner Seeks Personal Assistant on Bumble Bizz
source Photo by Phillip Faraone/Getty Images Kris Jenner is hiring a personal assistant on Bumble Bizz, the app’s professional networking feature. Anyone can match with Kris Jenner’s profile for the next two weeks. Jenner will announce the hire on her Instagram. Bumble, you’re doing amazing sweetie. Kris Jenner, the matriarch of the Kardashian-Jenner clan, is hiring a personal assistant on Bumble Bizz, the app’s professional networking platform. It’s similar to Linkedin, but you’re swiping for networking and mentoring connections. While Bumble usually matches people with others in their geographic area, users around the country will be able to match with Jenner’s verified profile over the next few weeks. Then she’ll narrow down the search and personally interview the top pool of candidates. The selected candidate, who will work with Jenner in Los Angeles on daily scheduling … [Read more...] about Kris Jenner is using the dating app Bumble to hire a personal assistant