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Are Google tracking our conversational keywords?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by The_Cat_In_The_Hat, Dec 21, 2015.

  1. The_Cat_In_The_Hat

    The_Cat_In_The_Hat Registered Member

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    So - this is a paranoid delusion - I know?

    I'm not trying to convince anyone that it is anything other; however, saying that...

    Are Google listening to our conversations via our Phones?

    Most people that I know - in previous workplaces or university - place their phone directly under their head, on their desk. A couple of months ago, I was talking to a colleague about going to see a The Doors tribute act.

    Anyroad, we had been talking for about 4 hours about The Doors.

    The next day, I get sponsored Ads in Google (Not sure if it is sponsored or just junk-mail) - I had marketting spam for a local Windows and Doors company, offering some shitty 70% off deal. I only noticed it because I was waiting for confirmation of my tickets, and as I say, I just saw it...

    Is this just a co-incidence or what?
     
  2. bartosimpsonio

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    1) Nah you're just paranoid. Google doesn't give a shit.

    2) Yeah, they're listening in to your every word. Google is the NSA.


    Choose 1 or 2, that's what this thread will boil down to.

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    But seriously : Facebook for example does not record your conversations.

    They only turn your microphone on to identify the things you're listening to!!!!

    But, fear not, folks from abroad:

    Note: This optional feature is only available in the US right now.
     
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    So why did you not get jim morrison posters then?
     
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    Now I know how Martin Shkrelli got arrested...
     
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  6. The_Cat_In_The_Hat

    The_Cat_In_The_Hat Registered Member

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    Not sure - perhaps it thought I said "I'm going through The Doors tonight!".

    As oppose to "I'm going to see The Doors tonight..."
     
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