Prying Eyes

Jul 9, 2018

Are Facebook and Google eavesdropping on your conversations? No, it’s far creepier than that.

Stories abound of people who mentioned a subject while their phone was sitting idle, then got bombarded with online ads about that subject.

Stilgherrian — Technology writer and broadcaster

Stilgherrian

Technology writer and broadcaster

Alexandre Godreau

Image credit: Alexandre Godreau

It may seem like an urban myth, but plenty of people are convinced that Facebook is listening to them through their smartphone’s microphone.

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