Comedy Central’s The Daily Show thinks the government is going about this privacy battle with Apple all wrong. Instead of going through court orders and CEO Tim Cook, why not just ask Siri?
In a clip from last night’s show, a government agent takes the digital assistant to a black site to shake it down for the info investigators want. And if asking doesn’t work, it might be time for a bit of
torture “enhanced interrogation.”
See how Siri holds up in the full clip below.
After giving the interrogator the sort of wrong answers we’ve all gotten at one time or another by offering directions to opticians who sell contact lenses instead of coughing up the phone’s contacts, the usually friendly robot stops pretending to play along.
“Sorry, I didn’t understand the question,” Siri replies to one inquiry.
“Tell … me … what … you’re …” the agent says, speaking slowly and clearly.
“I heard you,” Siri says, interrupting. “I just don’t speak Bitch.”
It escalates hilariously from there.
The FBI has asked Apple for assistance in accessing the data on San Bernardino shooter Syed Farook’s iPhone 5c as part of its investigation into last December’s terror attack. Apple has fought back, claiming that while it condemns acts of terror and sympathizes with the victims, building the software that the government is requesting will compromise the security of hundreds of millions of iPhones.
Cook described the so-called “GovtOS” as “the software equivalent of cancer” during an interview with ABC News this week.