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Saying 'All Lives Matter' On Siri Will Now Redirect You to BlackLivesMatter.com

Pic Source: Apple Insider

Pic Source: Apple Insider

Siri will now prompt users to visit the Black Lives Matter website when hearing the phrase “All Lives Matter”. Read more here.

  • Last Updated: June 10, 2020, 11:11 AM IST

Apple is showing its support and solidarity for the Black Lives Matter movement by updating its virtual assistant Siri to answer queries on the same. For instance, if a user asks “Do all Lives Matter?” the digital assistant will say “All Lives Matter which is often used in response to the phrase ‘Black Lives Matter,’ but it does not represent the same concerns.” It also redirects users to the official Black Lives Matter website.

To recall, at the beginning of this month, Apple CEO Tim Cook penned a letter and spoke about how the tech giant must work more to support the fight against unending racism and injustice in the US. Therefore, the recent update on Siri, throws light on the company’s pledge to fight against deep-rooted discrimination in that country. The letter, which was originally released internally to employees, now finds a place on top of Apple’s website.

Recently, Apple also updated its Washington D.C. satellite imagery on Apple maps to show off the new Black Lives Matter street mural near the White House. The message was approved by D.C. mayor Muriel Bowser, who also officially renamed that specific section of 16th Street “Black Lives Matter Plaza.”

Apple also took part in the ‘Blackout Tuesday’ campaign organised by the music industry on June 2. Besides, the company also updated the App Store to highlight apps that focus on racism, political actions, and those developed by its black employees.




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Apple said it has finished rolling out an overhauled map app in the US in another attempt to challenge Google’s popular smartphone navigation software. Apple spent years rebuilding the application, its cars travelling millions of miles to map roads after a version launched in 2012 was so problematic it prompted a rare public apology from chief executive Tim Cook. Mapping programs on mobile devices is seen as a way to stay in tune with smartphone lifestyles and pursue opportunities to make money connecting people with nearby offerings such as restaurants, theatres, clothing shops and other businesses.

Apple said the redesigned “Maps” program is fast, accurate, and comprehensive, even weaving in transit options in some locations. Maps will begin rolling out in Europe in the coming months. “We set out to create the best and most private maps app on the planet that is reflective of how people explore the world today,” Apple senior vice president of internet software and services Eddy Cue said in a release.

“It is an effort we are deeply invested in and required that we rebuild the map from the ground up to reimagine how Maps enhances people’s lives, from navigating to work or school or planning an important vacation, all with privacy at its core”. Apple Maps had some features similar to those in Google Maps, such as pictures of locations taken at street level and artificial intelligence to check the status of flight reservations noted in email boxes or on calendars.

As with other products, Apple stressed work done to protect user privacy, such as obscuring search terms, routing, and other data, according to the company.