I-Phones Cause of Nationwide False Calls

Apple’s I-Phone voice control feature Siri is the root of a mass of false 9-1-1 calls recently. The problem stems from a graphic circulating on popular social media sites telling users to “ask Siri to call 211”. There is also a similar graphic telling users to “ask Siri about 9/11”. Both will cause the device to dial 9-1-1, and users quickly hang up requiring dispatchers to attempt call backs and in some cases to generate police responses.