Danni Morritt, a paramedic student in the United Kingdom, had asked Alexa about the cardiac cycle, but the AI responded by saying that "beating of the heart is not a good thing" for the planet so she should stab and kill herself.
New frauds surfaced on the internet
While Facebook stayed out of the news, its messaging service, WhatsApp, did make some headlines after fraudsters used the app to deliver a QR code designed to trick and steal money from people in Gurugram and Hyderabad.
Notably, in another case of online scamming, a 22-year-old techie was arrested after he developed an app that spoofed emails, allowing threat actors to con unsuspecting people.
Google battled a couple of bugs in Chrome. One of the issues could have allowed an attacker to execute malicious code, while the other renamed secondary profiles. Notably, Twitter also fixed a bug that could have allowed a researcher to match random numbers with profiles.
Finally, Russia tested its own internet
Earlier this week, Russia made headlines after claiming to have completed the test of its own alternative for the global internet - a move that will mark a major blow on internet privacy and freedom of Russians.