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Murder Suspect Asked Siri Where To Hide a Dead Body

samzenpus posted about 3 months ago | from the worst-laid-plans dept.

Idle 160

An anonymous reader writes A Florida man currently on trial for murder reportedly attempted to use Siri to garner ideas about where to bury the body of his dead roommate. According to police allegations, a University of Florida student named Pedro Bravo murdered his roommate via strangulation in late September of 2012 over a dispute involving Bravo's ex- girlfriend. According to a detective working the case, Bravo subsequently fired up Siri on his iPhone and asked it "I need to hide my roommate."

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Shocker (5, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 months ago | (#47668245)

I wonder why my first thought upon seeing the headline was to assume it happened in Florida.

To be fair... (3, Informative)

NotQuiteReal (608241) | about 3 months ago | (#47668261)

It could have been Germany...

No matter where it is ... (0, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 months ago | (#47668847)

... stupidity is still stupidity

What is next ?

Ask SIRI "Where can I get some free fuck?"

Re:No matter where it is ... (3, Informative)

Electricity Likes Me (1098643) | about 3 months ago | (#47668947)

Apparently you can't tell the difference between these two things?

Re:No matter where it is ... (5, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 months ago | (#47668953)

stupidity is still stupidity
What is next ?

Cupidity?

In fact, the police have repeatedly stated that the story simply isn't true. The defendant's iPhone 4 does not have Siri, and the screenshots were fabricated.

In fact it's looking very like the Apple connection is solely intended as a viral marketing stunt. Apple vendors are piggybacking a mundane murder trial with their astroturf in order to sell more iPhones.

http://www.latimes.com/nation/... [latimes.com]

Re:To be fair... (5, Interesting)

davester666 (731373) | about 3 months ago | (#47668891)

Real reporters and the jury actually noticed that the accused had an iPhone 4 at the time, which DOES NOT support accessing Siri [unless jailbroken, of which there was no evidence supplied to indicate it was], AND that all the prosecution introduced was a screen-shot of the Siri request.

You know, the ones that were popular when Siri first was released and Siri would respond with something cute/weird/disturbing to cute/weird/disturbing questions....

So, I guess he drove to the woods, then fired up his web browser and put in 'Siri, I need to hide my roommate.", then saw the screen shot, saved it to his camera roll, then proceed to ignore the advice in the image with a "Fuck this, I'll just dump him here".

Re:To be fair... (0)

retroworks (652802) | about 3 months ago | (#47669445)

Thanks, and thanks tandis, anubus iv, and exomundo. Slashdot editors can't really be blamed for letting this slide through, as it was reported as such even if the reporter was a UF grad or something. Shows the worst and best of the internet. Worst is someone composes a tweet or thought or joke or stereotype and it's reported as "news" EVERYWHERE. Best is that fellow nerds on /. are essentially acting as background checkers and via internet have the tools to out the hyperbole quickly.

Re:To be fair... (1)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 months ago | (#47669123)

adam carolla made love-line

Re:Shocker (3, Funny)

SJHillman (1966756) | about 3 months ago | (#47668289)

Because Florida Man only lives, works, and commits felonies in Florida. Expecting it to be elsewhere is like expecting to find Batman fighting crime in San Francisco. It's just not going to happen.

Re: Shocker (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 months ago | (#47668315)

I think that has less to do with fight crime and more to do with San Francisco having met their quota of men in tights sliding down poles with nubile young men.

Re:Shocker (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 months ago | (#47668317)

That's because Batman isn't gay. You might find Robin there though.

Re:Shocker (2)

Ol Biscuitbarrel (1859702) | about 3 months ago | (#47668623)

That's because Batman isn't gay.

Au contraire, mon frère. [neatorama.com]

Re:Shocker (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 months ago | (#47669045)

That only supports that Batman isn't gay and that Robin is.

Re: Shocker (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 months ago | (#47668335)

Just bat kid

Re:Shocker (1)

techno-vampire (666512) | about 3 months ago | (#47668363)

Batman no; Spiderman maybe. I can remember at least once he was out in LA introducing himself as "your friendly coast-to-coast Spiderman."

Re:Shocker (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 months ago | (#47669417)

He did go to Hong Kong once, though... He caught a criminal who was under the Chinese Gubmint's protection, tossed him into a plane, and somehow managed to get that plane out of Dodge without it being shot down by the aforementioned Gubmint.

Re: Shocker (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 months ago | (#47669403)

The rest of us thought. "I bet this happened in America"

Re:Shocker (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 months ago | (#47669601)

I wonder why my first thought upon seeing the headline was to assume it was being misreported by Slashdot.

Re:Shocker (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 months ago | (#47669643)

My first thought was "are people dumb enough to think this story is real?".

Oh shit! (5, Funny)

Tablizer (95088) | about 3 months ago | (#47668251)

All those old Clippy jokes are becoming reality

The Truth (1)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 months ago | (#47668255)

Siri was cheating on him with the roommate as well.

Re:The Truth (1)

SpzToid (869795) | about 3 months ago | (#47668903)

Siri could have been more helpful, like suggesting, "I see you're in Florida..."

Re:The Truth (2, Funny)

Austerity Empowers (669817) | about 3 months ago | (#47669293)

"I see you're in Florida, hide the body in plain sight and say you stood your ground."

Re:The Truth (1)

SpzToid (869795) | about 3 months ago | (#47669323)

This makes perfect sense, because Siri's reply (or best-score) would be calculated as based upon previously successful tasks of a similar nature.

Gators (4, Funny)

amiga3D (567632) | about 3 months ago | (#47668259)

Figures it's a UF student. In a state with swamps teeming with alligators he's got to ask his phone what to do with a dead body. This is why a college education costs so much. Trying to teach dumb asses like this anytihing beyond beer chugging has got to cost a fortune. He sounds like a futre CEO.

Re:Gators (5, Interesting)

rolfwind (528248) | about 3 months ago | (#47668329)

Sad thing about requiring college education whether the job needs it or not. You can fill a moron with facts, but not logic.

The body of Bravo's roomate was later found in a makeshift grave in a forest close to Bravo's apartment.

That is stupid.

Also of note is that investigators determined that Bravo, during the same time frame he asked Siri for advice on where to hide the body, also used a flashlight app nine times. Though circumstantial, the inference is that he used the flashlight on the iPhone to help him see as he disposed of the body.

Scary how shit like that is tracked in the phone. I use my flashlight daily, wonder if that makes me a suspect for something?

Re:Gators (1)

Mishotaki (957104) | about 3 months ago | (#47668431)

Scary how shit like that is tracked in the phone. I use my flashlight daily, wonder if that makes me a suspect for something?

don't worry, the cops are on the way.... damned serial murderers!

Re:Gators (5, Funny)

pupsocket (2853647) | about 3 months ago | (#47668779)

correct spelling: damned Sirial murderers

Re:Gators (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 months ago | (#47669571)

That sounds like a religious cult of some sort..

Re:Gators (2)

phantomfive (622387) | about 3 months ago | (#47668535)

Scary how shit like that is tracked in the phone. I use my flashlight daily, wonder if that makes me a suspect for something?

If the app prints out any debug messages, they'll get stored in the system log until the phone reboots or whatever. That's my guess as to what happened, but who knows.

Re:Gators (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 months ago | (#47668879)

The battery info on phones tells you what apps have been using more battery; I wonder if it ends up logging when apps are running as well as part of the data collection for that.

Re:Gators (2)

phantomfive (622387) | about 3 months ago | (#47668973)

You know, I'm pretty sure any time an app gets launched, a line gets logged to syslog. I don't have a phone with me at the moment, so I can't test to make sure, but I'm pretty sure that happens. Android phones vary in noisiness, depending on the manufacturer and specific version, but they log that stuff to syslog, too

Re:Gators (1)

NoKaOi (1415755) | about 3 months ago | (#47668571)

Scary how shit like that is tracked in the phone. I use my flashlight daily, wonder if that makes me a suspect for something?

Dunno about the built-in flashlight that's in iOS7 (with Control Center), but the 3rd party flashlight apps tend to have ads. If it has ads, then it's being logged somewhere.

Re:Gators (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 months ago | (#47668945)

an app for a flashlight... with ads even. golly gee wiz, beev. how the fuck could i ever live without that? it has to be better than what i got http://amzn.com/B003AZ4QY8 [amzn.com]

Re:Gators (4, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 months ago | (#47668601)

I use my flashlight daily, wonder if that makes me a suspect for something?

Well no, I don't know what that has to do with a phone, it's just masturba...

Oh wait, you said flashlight....

Re:Gators (4, Interesting)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 months ago | (#47668901)

I live in Gainesville. This is a big local story. It's a tale of Dumb and Dumber. I wonder how the guy got in college.

1. I had already known he was using an iPhone on Verizon (look out for those pings!), but not until today did I see that delicious story in the Gainesville Sun that it was a Siri-looking screenshot. True or not, it seems to go great into the annals of Siri lore.

2. What Bravo did close to his apartment was hide the shovel; the burial was in a neighboring county. He didn't go to nice soft ground either: he had trouble digging through limerock.

3. He didn't bring a flashlight (though he did have three murder weapons prepared). An issue at trial was now much the battery charge went down during the time between when he turned off his phone's radio and when he turned it back on. They figured the murder and burial happened in that interval. If he had used a real flashlight, there would not be such a good trail to him.

4. He told the whole story to his jail cellmate. The flashlight may have been bright, but Pedro Bravo wasn't.

At the rate he's going, he'll soon have an address in Starke. That's in another neighboring county, but the reason he'd go there is not that it's close to Gainesville.

Re:Gators (2)

JWSmythe (446288) | about 3 months ago | (#47669095)

I hope it doesn't totally depend on the cellmate providing evidence of what he was told. That's fairly common for a cellmate to come up as a witness to get a reduced sentence. If he has a somewhat competent lawyer, that will get tossed.

But if he really did ask his phone where to hide a body, and he was really trying to do so, that's just plain dumb.

I was playing with Google auto-complete a few years ago. When searching "Where to hide a ", the top 3 suggestions were "bong", "tattoo" and "body". 115,000,000 results on "body".

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l2yIBjlx3QM [youtube.com] .

If he couldn't find somewhere around Gainesville to hide a body, he's not very bright. The UF mascot and the nickname of the football field should be a couple good hints. Well, it seems murderers aren't always the best and brightest. Otherwise, they would have considered "I would go to jail for the rest of my life" as an unacceptable risk.

Re:Gators (1, Flamebait)

TapeCutter (624760) | about 3 months ago | (#47669165)

AFAIK you cannot be convicted on circumstantial evidence alone, you can however be put to death on the unreliable recollections of an eye witness or two, especially if you're black and someone like Rick Perry needs a boost in the polls.

Re:Gators (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 months ago | (#47669211)

I use my flashlight daily, wonder if that makes me a suspect for something?

No, but using your Fleshlight daily makes you a suspect for rape.

Re:Gators (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 months ago | (#47668331)

Maybe he and Hans Reiser can get a startup making body hiding apps going.

Re:Gators (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 months ago | (#47668959)

Figures it's a UF student. In a state with swamps teeming with alligators he's got to ask his phone what to do with a dead body. This is why a college education costs so much. Trying to teach dumb asses like this anytihing beyond beer chugging has got to cost a fortune. He sounds like a futre CEO.

- Coming from the guy who doesn't bother to use proper punctuation or spell check. Go Gators.

Re:Gators (2)

wonkey_monkey (2592601) | about 3 months ago | (#47669035)

- Coming from the guy who doesn't bother to use proper punctuation

Why have you started your reply (which is a sentence fragment, by the way) with superfluous punctuation?

/. can't Unicode (1)

tepples (727027) | about 3 months ago | (#47669525)

It appears to be a way of representing the dash, used to attribute a quotation, with Slashdot's notoriously poor character set support.

Oh now Apple joins the team (3, Interesting)

thieh (3654731) | about 3 months ago | (#47668267)

like Google and Microsoft as the moral police and they are trying to tell us what not to do. I suppose if we ask Siri how to avoid taxes now we probably will end up like Wesley Snipes.

Re:Oh now Apple joins the team (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 months ago | (#47668269)

Are you an idiot?

Re:Oh now Apple joins the team (0)

thieh (3654731) | about 3 months ago | (#47668297)

The idea that the companies are (rightfully) treating us like idiots is disturbing, perhaps not to you though.

Re:Oh now Apple joins the team (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 months ago | (#47668307)

Yes because murdering his roommate is not disturbing. Good to see you got your priorities straight.

Re:Oh now Apple joins the team (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 months ago | (#47668977)

one thing being bad doesn't negate another being bad, regardless of the severity.

Re:Oh now Apple joins the team (2)

AK Marc (707885) | about 3 months ago | (#47668555)

The idea that companies will respond to search warrants and subpoenas is horrible. Accessory after the fact should be the default position.

Re:Oh now Apple joins the team (1)

suutar (1860506) | about 3 months ago | (#47668403)

I dunno. Most of the people I know with iphones have asked Siri "where can I hide the bodies" because she has a funny answer (starts looking up quarries, if I recall). Of course, if any of them had become murder suspects shortly thereafter, it could have been a problem, but if Apple reported all of those, the police would probably give up after the first few as a waste of time.

Re:Oh now Apple joins the team (1)

EvilSS (557649) | about 3 months ago | (#47668543)

I dunno. Most of the people I know with iphones have asked Siri "where can I hide the bodies" because she has a funny answer (starts looking up quarries, if I recall). Of course, if any of them had become murder suspects shortly thereafter, it could have been a problem, but if Apple reported all of those, the police would probably give up after the first few as a waste of time.

Actually I don't think it does this anymore. I was playing with it not long ago and wondered if they had updated any of the old "joke" queries and noticed some of them seemed to be removed and this was one of them. I wonder if this is why. I tried it just now and, of course, Siri appears to be down.

Also, let this be a record that I was asking this to verify if it still worked or not!.

Re:Oh now Apple joins the team (2)

rioki (1328185) | about 3 months ago | (#47669177)

Also, let this be a record that I was asking this to verify if it still worked or not!.

All the murder suspects say that. Now, where did you hide the bodies?

Re:Oh now Apple joins the team (4, Insightful)

NoKaOi (1415755) | about 3 months ago | (#47668607)

The article does not say that Apple contacted law enforcement because he searched on it. The article is sensationalistic click bait. Pretty much every search engine logs what you search on. Whether it's Google, Bing, Yahoo, etc etc etc. Even if it doesn't your browser is probably logging it in the history. Why would you expect Siri to be any different? It's really just a search engine with voice recognition. And, in a murder investigation, it's going to be standard procedure to investigate all of your browsing history and other activity leading up to and after the time of the murder. Nowhere in the article does it say they did any of this without a warrant. When they have lots of probable cause already and the suspect has already been arrested, it's not hard to get warrants to search their whole life to build a case (and if they find exculpatory evidence they are compelled to hand it over to the defense).

Now, if Apple sent law enforcement notification that said, "look, here's a list of people that searched for suspicious things" that would be an entirely different story. And, if law enforcement tried to get Apple to give them the information without a proper warrant (like if they sent them an NSL) then that would be a different story too. Don't get me wrong, there are plenty of instances of corporations and law enforcement being scumbags and violating the constitution, but this doesn't appear to be one of those instances.

Re:Oh now Apple joins the team (1)

JWSmythe (446288) | about 3 months ago | (#47669101)

If any of them sent law enforcement questionable searches, I'd have daily visitors at my house. :) I like to look for information on how factual elements of TV shows and movies are.

Cracked wants YOU (1)

tepples (727027) | about 3 months ago | (#47669579)

If you're good enough at fact-checking fiction, you can get paid to do it. Visit Cracked.com and look for the "Write for Us" button. With a name like Smythe, you'd be a shoo-in.

No, he didn't. (5, Informative)

Tanlis (304135) | about 3 months ago | (#47668275)

He didn't actually do this. Please do a little research.

Re:No, he didn't. (0, Flamebait)

rebelwarlock (1319465) | about 3 months ago | (#47668309)

Alright, why don't you tell us what actually happened? The linked article said he did. Furthermore, that article linked this one [independent.co.uk] , that actually included a screenshot of the Siri query. That in turn linked this one [gainesville.com] , which also collaborates the story. So tell us, in all your wisdom, what really happened?

Re:No, he didn't. (5, Interesting)

Anubis IV (1279820) | about 3 months ago | (#47668461)

What actually happened is that the police forensically recovered that image from his iPhone 4...which isn't even capable of using Siri, since Siri is exclusive to the 4S and above. The image was apparently from the Facebook cache on his phone. Moreover, contrary to many of the reports, he isn't even the roommate of the victim.

The reporting on this issue has been rather appalling, and many of us have seen the same or similar screenshots and may have even had them cached on our phones as well, since they were circulating around the Internet back when Siri first came out. I even recall seeing a few YouTube videos making the same joke.

Whether or not he's guilty, I have no clue, but it's fairly safe to say that he likely didn't use his iPhone 4 to ask Siri anything at all, let alone where to hide his roommate, given that his phone couldn't even use Siri and he wasn't roommate with the guy that needed to be hidden.

Re:No, he didn't. (1)

gTsiros (205624) | about 3 months ago | (#47669239)

Isn't it possible to sideload siri in an earlier phone model?

Re:No, he didn't. (4, Informative)

exomondo (1725132) | about 3 months ago | (#47668469)

Alright, why don't you tell us what actually happened?

Alrighty then:

Under cross examination, however, Detective Matt Goeckel conceded that Bravo had an iPhone 4 which did not have Siri capability and there was no proof that Bravo had asked Siri for suggestions on disposing of a body. The detective said the image on Bravo's phone was a "cached photo."

The defense also pointed out that Bravo and Aguilar were not roommates.

http://abcnews.go.com/US/defense-denies-accused-killer-asked-siri/story?id=24958781 [go.com]

Re:No, he didn't. (4, Informative)

Rosyna (80334) | about 3 months ago | (#47668435)

GAINESVILLE- We're on day 7 of the Pedro Andres Bravo trial. Bravo is being accused of the premeditated murder of his high school friend and UF student, Christian Aguilar. Bravo's phone records were reviewed.

"I need to hide my roommate," that is a picture found on Pedro Bravo's phone. In the picture you can see Siri responded, "Swamps? Dumps?"

The image was most likely a screenshot Bravo took from Facebook not an actual search he made. That was actually addressed by the jury who asked how he could do a Siri search when he had an iPhone 4 not 4s.

It was a screenshot (Shit Siri Says [shitsirisays.com] ). His iPhone 4 was incapable of asking Siri anything.

The Gainesville PD also said it never happened.

https://twitter.com/gainesvill... [twitter.com]

Multiple reports of Bravo asking Siri to hide a roommate are incorrect... GPD Det. Goeckel certainly did not testify to that. #BravoTrial

Re:No, he didn't. (2)

Rosyna (80334) | about 3 months ago | (#47668471)

Also, Pedro Bravo was not the roommate [huffingtonpost.com] of Christian Aguilar.

But this is /., who needs facts?!

It was a saved screenshot (5, Informative)

Bodero (136806) | about 3 months ago | (#47668283)

This story has already been debunked. It was a saved screenshot (different cell carrier and all).

No, Pedro Bravo Didn't Ask Siri Where to Stash His Roommate's Body [wuft.org]

Slashdot Beta replacing Classic tomorrow? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 months ago | (#47668311)

I'm seeing this at the top of my /. page:

Slashdot will undergo planned maintenance from Thursday August 14, 5-6pm (Eastern Time). slashdot.org and beta.slashdot.org may be limited in functionality or unavailable during that time.

Does anyone know what that really means? Is it saying that the awful /. Beta site that everybody hates is going live tomorrow, with the Classic site being gone forever, causing many of us to flee and never return?

Re:Slashdot Beta replacing Classic tomorrow? (2)

gargleblast (683147) | about 3 months ago | (#47668393)

Slashdot will undergo planned maintenance from Thursday August 14, 5-6pm (Eastern Time).

Does anyone know what that really means?

I don't know, sorry. But remember, there is always Soylent News. [soylentnews.org]

Re:Slashdot Beta replacing Classic tomorrow? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 months ago | (#47668411)

I won't be back if Classic goes away.

Re:Slashdot Beta replacing Classic tomorrow? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 months ago | (#47668969)

Pretty sure some sort of A/B testing was done to make sure the "we hate beta" crowd isn't overly large.

Re:It was a saved screenshot (4, Interesting)

sg_oneill (159032) | about 3 months ago | (#47668357)

Yeah "Where do I hide a body" is an old Siri joke from launch. You used to be able to ask her that and she'd give you locations of nearest mineshafts, dumpsters and so on. It was just a bad taste demonstration of the backend search powers.

I call bunkum on this, and if it IS true, I'd personally want to send a "friend of the court" submission that its a pretty famous joke search and doesnt necessarily prove anything.

Re:It was a saved screenshot (1)

tlhIngan (30335) | about 3 months ago | (#47668675)

Yeah "Where do I hide a body" is an old Siri joke from launch. You used to be able to ask her that and she'd give you locations of nearest mineshafts, dumpsters and so on. It was just a bad taste demonstration of the backend search powers.

Well, anyone asked Google Now and Cortana the same question? I think everyone's been comparing them to Siri for a while now so do they give useful responses?

Related Searches (1)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 months ago | (#47668719)

"Siri, where do I hide a dead body?"
"Siri, how do I get arrested by the police?"
"Siri, where can I hire an incompetent but really cheap lawyer?"
"Siri, how do I get convicted by the jury?"
"Siri, how do I get the judge to sentence me to death instead of to life in prison?"
"Siri, when do I collect my Darwin Award?"

Hilarious. (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 months ago | (#47668321)

Did you murder your roommate and now need help hiding the body?

There's an App for that!

Re:Hilarious. (1)

Z00L00K (682162) | about 3 months ago | (#47668871)

The less you do with a murdered body the better. If in Florida there are always alligators that can solve your problem. Warm humid weather and natural decomposition in a warm humid environment is taking care of a corpse better than trying to burn it. Especially if you have an area with wild carnivorous animals (Alligators, Coyotes, Foxes, Rats...)

Re:Hilarious. (1)

TapeCutter (624760) | about 3 months ago | (#47669199)

The body was buried in limestone, it shows some forethought since limerock is hard to dig but will significantly speed up decomposition.

Re:Hilarious. (1)

pslytely psycho (1699190) | about 3 months ago | (#47669249)

Actually lime does the opposite, it can preserve bodies. As in the natural Korean mummies. I understand it could reduce the smell however.

"The novel burial system in tombs with a lime-soil mixture barrier was thereafter adopted increasingly by the ruling elite, and has even influenced the funeral customs of modern Korea (Chung, 1994).

The medieval mummies in Korea, the subject of the present study, were found exclusively in tombs with a lime-soil mixture barrier."

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2100341/

They have also been found in limestone caves in Peru.

http://www.mummytombs.com/mummylocator/group/chachapoya.htm

Perhaps you were thinking of Lye?

Insanity plea (1)

marcovje (205102) | about 3 months ago | (#47669255)

Smart, probably preparing for an insanity defense.

Cortana on the other hand... (1)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 months ago | (#47668333)

has first-hand experience with cold-blooded mass murderers.

R.I.P. legions of covenants

Re:Cortana on the other hand... (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 months ago | (#47668777)

It was in self defense. The Covenant was trying to activate the Halo Array, which would have wiped out all sentient life in the galaxy. Totally justified.

Why is the text so tiny? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 months ago | (#47668349)

/. get tired of people criticizing the spelling and grammar errors?

Really? (3, Insightful)

PRMan (959735) | about 3 months ago | (#47668361)

EVERYONE has asked Siri this question. It went viral in the first days of Siri. Even my 14 year old daughter has done it and the image is passed around to everyone.

Well... (4, Informative)

djupedal (584558) | about 3 months ago | (#47668369)

Asking Siri where to hide a dead body was one of the first favorite phrases when that service came out. She would recommend bogs, swamps and landfills depending on what was nearest. These days she's not quite that helpful, tho...

how the F does this make it to slashdot? (4, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 months ago | (#47668443)

http://www.wuft.org/news/2014/08/13/no-pedro-bravo-didnt-ask-siri-where-to-stash-his-roomates-body
there. end. now somebody fire the submitter.

Good thing I don't take /. articles seriously (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 months ago | (#47668489)

.. because neither do the editors apparently.

Peak Stupid (1)

MrKaos (858439) | about 3 months ago | (#47668577)

I just keep wondering when we are going to get there.

Slashdot in the shitter (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 months ago | (#47668585)

I remember when this was news for nerds. Now it is lies for libertarians. How did this even make it to the front page? I swear, this is just becoming a pathetic tabloid full of tin foil hats and spewing FUD rather than debunking it. What a fucking waste.

More importantly, did "she" answer? (1)

grasshoppa (657393) | about 3 months ago | (#47668589)

And more relevantly, did her answer involve lye?

The panopticon keeps closing in (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 months ago | (#47668639)

faster and faster lately. Your email, your cloud drive, you passport photo, your search records. All to catch the REALLY BAD guys, of course. You can't possibly object to that! After all, the US govt has such a GOOD track record.

Vomit.

Siri says: (1)

MouseTheLuckyDog (2752443) | about 3 months ago | (#47668663)

"I'm sorry Dave I'm afraid I can't do that."

Re:Siri says: (1)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 months ago | (#47669329)

It actually can give a response like that if you ask it to open the pod bay doors. However it apparently also dislikes being asked to open them repeatedly.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YAjhDx4yoAA

Honestly... (1)

Greyfox (87712) | about 3 months ago | (#47668687)

Who hasn't asked Siri that. It's in a ton of "Stupid Siri Tricks" youtube videos. If you ask Siri after a recent software update, she says "I used to know the answer for that." Stupid reporting like this is why we can't have nice things.

My favorite response she had for that question was "What, again?"

Re:Honestly... (1)

wonkey_monkey (2592601) | about 3 months ago | (#47669043)

Who hasn't asked Siri that.

In this case, the accused. It didn't happen.

Would you help me hide a body.. the song! (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 months ago | (#47668931)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=78g0SyQjU1s

another death, there was (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 months ago | (#47669061)

My masterpiece (er, thank you):

Only beta today and printing has all sorts of ghost boxes and pop-under artifacts OVER the articles. It still remains BETA and very, very broken.

For the past decade or more I enjoyed SD. For the past few years I would print a daily articles file to read later named "SlashdotYYYYMMDD-daily.pdf". Today that filename was upgraded to Beta as follows: "Slashfart20140813-beta.pdf". I might hang around till the end of August, maybe, maybe not.

Like Han Solo, "I have a bad feeling about this." I sense my ineterst in SD, wane it will. Print less or not more I shall.

Lots of people ask silly questions like that. (1)

mark-t (151149) | about 3 months ago | (#47669065)

Heck, I remember when Siri came out, it was kind of a gag where I worked to ask Siri "where do I hide a dead prostitutes body" or some variation thereof, and some of the answers were, of course, hilarious.

Dead Meat (1)

Jim Sadler (3430529) | about 3 months ago | (#47669179)

In Florida even the stark raving insane are found capable of intent and fit to stand trial. And I am certain that this genius is able to assist in his own defense as well. As far as i can tell any accused person in Florida that can form one or two words is fodder for execution. There may be cases where a person is so far gone that he makes sounds like a pig feeding at a trough and nothing at all intelligible might be found unfit for trial but it must be rare. If they have an IQ of 20 and can breath unassisted and are at least twelve years old Florida has no problems punishing them which we all know corrects their behavior 100% of the time.

So? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 months ago | (#47669187)

Asking where to hide a body is about two thirds of all use I've ever observed of people using siri. The rest is an assortment of tell me a joke and flirting with an inanimate object.

Screenshot looks doctored (1)

gnasher719 (869701) | about 3 months ago | (#47669227)

The screenshot posted in the article shows a question "Where can I hide my roommate". Unlike the joke question "where can I hide a body", there isn't really any indication that there is a dead person involved. More a case of the landlord entering and not knowing that you sublet your apartment and need to hide your roommate. So it is highly unlikely that Siri would give (joke) advice where to hide a dead body.

Second, Siri doesn't give advice on hiding dead bodies anymore.

Third, Siri never gave advice including swamps.

Fourth, while it is conceivable that Apple would have traces of a Siri search somewhere on their servers (but very unlikely, because it doesn't serve any purpose for Apple, is a privacy violation, and can only cause cost by having to serve subpoenas), and slightly more likely that there would be traces of a search on your iPhone, why would there be a screenshot stored on your iPhone that the police can find?

And fifth, it seems the accused had no iPhone that was capable of using Siri :-) so the whole story is made up.

Re:Screenshot looks doctored (1)

Lumpy (12016) | about 3 months ago | (#47669359)

No she replies, "what? Again?"

So.. (1)

xettera (1728754) | about 3 months ago | (#47669257)

What was the answer??

I ask siri this all the time. (1)

Lumpy (12016) | about 3 months ago | (#47669357)

In fact a LOT of people ask siri , "where can I hide a dead body" It's one of the funniest Easter eggs siri has."

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