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By Boing_737
#1709007
PaulB wrote:
PaulB wrote:So no, Facetwit isn’t listening.


It is, however watching what you are doing very closely indeed, as is Google. This happens whether or not you have a FaceTwit or Google account.


And the methods used are by far and away cheaper than recording speech, transcoding it to text. All that's needed is a tracking pixel, with an associated URL tagged.

Use a browser like Firefox with built in tracker blocking etc. then see how ads change.
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By PaulB
#1709154
Nomad63 wrote:Ahem...
https://www.forbes.com/sites/kateoflahertyuk/2019/04/12/amazon-staff-are-listening-to-alexa-conversations-heres-what-to-do/#8858eed71a22


Different thing entirely...... The question is, does Alexa listen to everything or just stuff after the keyword is used.
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By PaulB
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Paul_Sengupta wrote:I don't drink it, haven't searched for it, and not had an advert for it before.


So.... is it-

A. Coincidence
B. That you are likely to drink wine and have been accurately profiled
C. Only noticed the ad *because* the wine was fresh in your memory
D. FaceTwit is in cahoots with the hard ware manufacturers to gain access to your microphone and analyse everything that is said in a busy restaurant?

Surely A-C are far more likely than D?
By riverrock
#1712272
or facebook knew that you were meeting or interacting with your cousin who talks about their collection a lot. Facebook may know your location and their location and your common connection.
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By eltonioni
#1712277
riverrock wrote:or facebook knew that you were meeting or interacting with your cousin who talks about their collection a lot. Facebook may know your location and their location and your common connection.

^^^ This.
https://gizmodo.com/facebook-is-giving- ... 1828476051
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By PaulB
#1712280
Paul_Sengupta wrote:I would possibly put these episodes down to coincidence if they weren't so very very specific.


So it’s profiling then......
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By eltonioni
#1713200
The new phone book just came through the door and as I idly wondered if my father had gone ex-directory I opened it at the exact page with my thumb by his name, address and number. :shock:

Never mind Zuckerberg, BT is the all seeing eye and I'm looking for the brain implant scar.
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By PaulB
#1713203
Surely there's a 50% chance of that happening now, given the size of BT phone books?

Crossed with SteveLup!
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