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    When speaking about the fight against Daesh, UK Defense Secretary Gavin Williamson was interrupted by what seemed to be his iPhone's virtual assistant Siri

    Siri Hampering UK Defense Secretary's Parliament Address Prompts Twitter Uproar

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    The incident took place as British Defense Secretary Gavin Williamson delivered a speech on Syria-related issues in the UK House of Commons on Tuesday.

    When speaking about the fight against Daesh*, Williamson was interrupted by what seemed to be his iPhone's virtual assistant Siri saying that "I found something on the web for 'in Syria, Syrian democratic forces supported by'…."

    Williamson was quick to apologize for the "intervention", noting that "it is very rare that you're heckled by your own mobile phone."

    All this looked like the iPhone reacted to the "Hey Siri" command even though nothing of the kind was mentioned by Williamson, according to media reports.

    The incident immediately prompted Twitter users to post a whole array of sarcastic remarks, with some advising him against holding his iPhone on standby when at a Parliament gathering.

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