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littleuch
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Jan 26th, 2018 11:55 AM   Edit   Profile  

I've never seen any confirmation/admission by FB or any other social media but I am certain the permissions granted these apps to voice allows them to "listen" arbitrarily and use key words to suggest advertisements in your feed. This has happened multiple times to me and I've seen the theme run deep on Facebook discussions with friends and acquaintances. Case in point;

Yesterday my wife and I were in the car and started discussing the Jeep Liberty we once had and sang it's praises for how it handled in the snow back in Michigan. We loved it until we hated it and Chrysler service in our area.

Today I have a "Marketplace" ad for 2003 Jeep Liberty someone is selling in a nearby town. No Googling, no texting, any reference to Jeep Liberty was made verbally, in a car, with both of our cell phones nearby.

This is becoming so obvious that somewhere there must be an admission "they" are listening, no?

I am getting close (past due) of pulling the plug on all ports of entry.

rok-a-bill-e
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Jan 26th, 2018 12:05 PM   Edit   Profile  

It's not just facebook, it's your phone. I have posted about that very issue here before and have also concluded that it's way beyond coincidence. So now, just like in the former Eastern Block, we can just assume that we could be listened to at any random time. And my desktop camera keeps turning on by itself, too. I now have the lens covered.
Not paranoid, just ticked off.

Leftee
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Jan 26th, 2018 12:06 PM   Edit   Profile  

I pulled the plug last month for the noise factor.

littleuch
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Jan 26th, 2018 12:07 PM   Edit   Profile  

Yeah, this is beyond tinfoil hat paranoia.

K4
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Jan 26th, 2018 12:11 PM   Edit   Profile  

I've got all microphone settings on my phone set to off.

It may still be listening but I feel better.

It wasn't easy to turn it all off. Must have been 6 or 7 settings that needed to be turned off to completely disable it.

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Jan 26th, 2018 12:12 PM   Edit   Profile  

" Look, littleuch, I can see you're really upset about this. I honestly think you ought to sit down calmly, take a stress pill, and think things over."

K4
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Jan 26th, 2018 12:17 PM   Edit   Profile  

Android it's the "Ok Google" app.

Not sure what app it is on Apple.

And to think millions of people actively place spying microphones in their homes. Alexa ect...

jefe46
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Jan 26th, 2018 12:17 PM   Edit   Profile  

It is not paranoia when the wolf's saliva is dripping down your neck.

littleuch
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Jan 26th, 2018 12:18 PM   Edit   Profile  

OK, prof, I had to Google that to see just WTH you were talking about, lol.

Oh great, now I got an ad for a vintage Hal 9000 in my feed.

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Jan 26th, 2018 12:24 PM   Edit   Profile  

I had an instance a while back where I got ads for items exactly as I had been *thinking about*.

It seemed strange as hell at the time.

I might have made some sort of communication about it, but not something I searched on the net of took action on in any other way.

I just left it at "strange as hell" and assumed nothing more than weird coincidence.

Chris Greene
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Jan 26th, 2018 12:27 PM   Edit   Profile  

I use ad blockers and don't do social media (other than a few internet forums) at all. No fb, instagram, snapchat, twitter, etc.

littleuch
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Jan 26th, 2018 12:28 PM   Edit   Profile  

I don't subscribe to the "strange if there were no strange coincidences" factor in this matter. Too many times, too many people.

Chris Greene
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Idaho, USA

Nine mile skid on a ten mile ride
Jan 26th, 2018 12:32 PM   Edit   Profile  

I hit the post button too quickly. I have no doubt these large companies are, for all intents and purposes, spying on their users. However, as I keep most things on my phone and computer off, a piece of electrical tape over my laptop camera lens, and don't look at social media, I rarely see targeted ads.

HeavyDuty
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Jan 26th, 2018 04:10 PM   Edit   Profile  

Was it...

... like this?

reverendrob
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Jan 26th, 2018 04:20 PM   Edit   Profile  

Paranoia.

The "marketplace" local ads are randomly fed (guessing you can pay for them to get more fed as well) in the feed.

I get ads for cars and I can't drive!

If you really want to test it, start talking about products you'd NEVER otherwise mention or search on or be part of the demographic for.

You won't be getting ads for those things.

MJB
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Who's we sucka?

Smith, Wesson and me.
Jan 26th, 2018 04:34 PM   Edit   Profile  

Resistance is futile. You will be assimilated.

Leftee
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Jan 26th, 2018 04:44 PM   Edit   Profile  

Lol@Heavyduty

MJB
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Who's we sucka?

Smith, Wesson and me.
Jan 26th, 2018 04:44 PM   Edit   Profile  

I find the AI aspect of this somewhat humorous. I'll do a Yahoo search on prostate cancer. Next thing I know my Yahoo news feed says, "Buy prostate cancer at Amazon.com".

Mikeyguitar
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Jan 26th, 2018 04:56 PM   Edit   Profile  

"Paranoia.

The "marketplace" local ads are randomly fed (guessing you can pay for them to get more fed as well) in the feed.

I get ads for cars and I can't drive!

If you really want to test it, start talking about products you'd NEVER otherwise mention or search on or be part of the demographic for.

You won't be getting ads for those things."






Rob, try being part of the solution rather than part of the problem.
;^) lol

rok-a-bill-e
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Jan 26th, 2018 06:14 PM   Edit   Profile  

So my wife is talking with her brother on the phone, mentions some job dissatisfaction, and he says "you can always work for Shipt, they hire retired ladies". She says "what the heck is Shipt?", which turns out to be a new delivery service. That afternoon she begins getting ads for Shipt, which she had never heard of before and I have still never heard of except from her.



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