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Old 01-16-2018, 07:24 PM
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Default Phones listening to you, facebook/google using info


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http://digg.com/2017/facebook-phone-microphone-ads

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Does Facebook Use Your Phone's Microphone To Eavesdrop On Your Conversations?
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Some conspiracy theories are easily debunked: that President Obama was born in Kenya, that the Sandy Hook shooting was a hoax, that Melania Trump has a doppelgänger appearing at official White House events. (We hope you don't believe in any of those.)

Other conspiracy theories are harder to dismiss out of hand — like the idea that Facebook and other tech giants use the microphone on your smartphone to listen in on your conversations and then serve you ads relevant to your interests.

This theory has been around for a while, but it recently got revived when PJ Vogt, one of the hosts of the popular internet-culture podcast Reply All, put out a call for evidence that Facebook "uses your mic to spy on you for ad reasons," eliciting an outpouring of responses....
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Default Re: Phones listening to you, facebook/google using info

I suppose that as long as you have the app open (even in the background) it is possibly privy to all other activities on your phone.

I've never had anything like that happen to me but then I don't have apps like fakebook, reddit, instascam, etc installed on my phone.

I will admit that I've googled things on my phone and then later connected my phone to my computer and had targeted advertisements on my computer based upon my phone activity. Not a shock, since they are both computers and I use google on both of them.

You can mess with data miners like google, Firefox and fakebook by doing completely random and unrelated searches.
Do searches like ---
Raw beef therapy
McDonalds Islam connection
Idi Amin charity
Gorilla cannibalism
Fellatio habits of crows

Then sit back and watch the crazy advertisements you are targeted with while on your favorite news website.
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