For those of you who are unfamiliar with “Siri,” it’s basically a virtual personal assistant that resides on an iPhone. Siri responds to the words you speak rather than requests you type, so just as you can talk to your iPhone to perform a range of tasks (employing speech-to-text translation), you can also hear Siri's human-like voice talk back at you (text-to-speech technology).
The programmers behind the voice assistant imparted a sense of humor to their creation and there are plenty of amusing built-in responses.
If you were to say “108" to your Siri assistant however, the response you’d receive would be far from fun and amusing.
It recently started circulating on social media and looked innocent enough.
via: TwitterSo why is this a bad idea?
Siri was designed as an enhancement for the iPhone and can actually be used to make phone calls, including phone calls to emergency services.That's important because 108 is equivalent of the US's 911 in India, so Siri recognizes it as a call for help and connects you to your local service.
One police force in the US has begged people not to fall for the prank, after another tweet circulated using the 112 tag.