A few days ago, Google announced it will bringing the much-celebrated Google Assistant to all Android phones running version 6.0 and up soon. Microsoft’s Cortana is already a favourite for millions and Amazon, too, is aggressively pushing its Alexa assistant as a step to conquest the Internet of Things.
iPhone users, on the other hand, are happy to know that Siri is the most advanced of all.
But no matter how exciting these advanced assistants are, the fact that them knowing almost everything about us is horrific cannot be ruled out.
They know our name, our parents’ names, ones we are the closest to and have our contact information and photos as well. Not to mention our credit card details and social media passwords are just a tap away.
Twitter user afronomics discovered the shocking reality when she found a lost phone and decided to see what she could find out about its owner.
All that the young girl wanted was to find some details about the phone’s user and return it to him/her.
But that was just the beginning.
Didn’t it scare you too?
Shaken, the girl decided to warn everyone about the information they feed into their phones.
She even went on to share how she did it.
The safety tip by afronomics went viral in no time and people were quick to express their gratitude.
As much as technology can be a boon, it can be a bane as well. That’s something we must never forget.
H/T: Thought Catalog
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