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Thirty percent of 911 calls in SF are butt-dials, Google report finds

Technically Incorrect: A research paper from the Web giant and the San Francisco Division of Emergency Communications shows that accidental butt-dials are becoming a huge problem for emergency services.

By October 5, 2015


Siri butt-dial reportedly saves teen trapped under truck

Technically Incorrect: Sam Ray, who had been working on a truck, says it fell on him and trapped his arms. Then he reportedly hears Siri talking and manages to get her to call 911.

By August 14, 2015


Your butt-dials aren't private, appeals court rules

Technically Incorrect: A federal court says that if you butt-dial someone and the person records it, the information can be used against you.

By July 26, 2015


Papa John's apologizes for new low in butt-dialing

The pizza chain apologizes on Facebook after two of its delivery men butt-dialed an African-American customer and offered racist songs and epithets.

By May 28, 2013


Alleged robbers butt-dial 911

Fresno police claim two men butt-dialed the emergency hotline, allowing a dispatcher to listen in as a crime was planned and committed.

By May 20, 2013


Butt-dial to 911 spoils alleged drug deal

A suspected drug deal in Oregon goes awry when the alleged dealer accidentally dials 911 and the dispatcher listens in.

By March 2, 2013


Man butt dials 911 during alleged drug deal

Police allegedly listen in to a drug deal as a Pennsylvania man somehow manages to allow them to butt in on the proceedings.

By August 12, 2012


Larceny suspect butt-dials 911

Three suspects are reportedly caught allegedly discussing break-ins when one of them happens to have his cell phone in the wrong position and, police say, butt-dials 911. The dispatchers listen in.

By May 6, 2011


Accidental butt-dial brings SWAT team to school

A man who works in a school claims the cell phone in his pocket was too close to his bottom and ends up calling his last-dialed number, his wife's. His wife hears gangster-like words and calls the police.

By January 5, 2011


Air Button adds shortcut buttons to the back of your phone

These small stick-ons can be programmed to perform any of over 30 tasks. And they don't require power.

By October 28, 2015