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    Google Blocks Assistant-Hijacking Burger King Ad

    Have it their way. Google has apparently stepped in to stop a 15-second Burger King TV ad that commandeered Google Home devices with the question, “OK Google, what is the Whopper burger?” The gimmick tricked users’ voice-activated assistants into reading out the Wikipedia entry for the Whopper. Naturally pranksters were quick to edit the article to include ingredients like “toenail clippings,” “cyanide” and “a medium-sized child.” The fun only lasted three hours before Google stepped in to disable the phrase from triggering its myriad home devices.

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