Popular voice assistants like Siri or Alexa easily hacked with ultrasonic commands

The world’s biggest tech companies have devoted huge resources to voice assistants such as Siri or Alexa. Yet despite a user base numbering in the millions, these apps have serious flaws as researchers at Zhejiang University, China, recently showed.

Microsoft and Amazon agree to enable Cortana, Alexa communication | ZDNet

Microsoft and Amazon are partnering to enable their respective personal digital assistants to work together. In a deal announced on Aug. 30, the pair committed to getting Cortana and Alexa to communicate with each other later this year.

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