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Facebook isn't secretly listening in on your phone conversations. Really

Facebook isn't secretly listening in on your phone conversations. Really

May 15th, 2019|Tags: , , , , |

On Wednesday May 15, 2019, Alfredwkng at CNET wrote:
It doesn’t need to.

As did the CNET study, he had several conversations in his home about products he's never searched for, like Casper mattresses, Qwip toothbrushes and Allbird sneakers,and then looked for any ads popping up.

We drowned AirPods, Powerbeats Pro and Galaxy Buds: We sprayed them, dunked them and even place them through the wash to find out which one of these three wireless earphones can handle the most water. That theory gains credence from other instances elsewhere in the tech environment, like malware leaked from the CIA that could turn phones and TVs into listening devices, and some Samsung TVs that captured private conversations.

About the Author:

CNET is the world's leader in tech product reviews, news, prices, videos, forums, how-tos and more. Alfredwkng has recently written 3 articles on similar topics including :
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  • "The browser flaw let potential attackers figure out whose DMs you slid into". (March 8, 2019)
  • "Major key alert: It's another line of defense against hackers and thieves". (July 25, 2018)