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Burger King’s Creepy Hijack Ad Backfires Hilariously

Burger King’s Creepy Hijack Ad Backfires Hilariously

By now you’ve probably heard about the Burger King TV commercial, in which a young employee says, “Ok, Google, what is the Whopper burger?” His sentence triggered Google-enabled devices to pull up the Wikipedia entry for the Whopper sandwich, which the Burger King marketing director had conveniently just edited to reflect more commercialized text…and then it all went wrong.

5 Ways You Are Being Spied On That You Probably Haven’t Thought About

5 Ways You Are Being Spied On That You Probably Haven’t Thought About

A host of companies and your own government are already spying on you, and have been for some time — but we continue to shrug it off. Maybe that’s because we simply don’t know about all the ways we’re being catalogued. Maybe we already know, somewhere in our heads, but we’ve gotten so used to the convenience that we have decided it’s a worthy trade. Either way, here are five ways you probably haven’t thought of yet.