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Old June 22nd, 2020, 02:51 AM   #1
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Ever notice that after discussing something like a product - you then get advertisements for it on your smartphone?
Are they listening or is it just conincidence?
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Old June 22nd, 2020, 03:09 AM   #2
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Yes they use COOKIES to do this....... Your cookie gets the value of what you saw and then that info is sent to your smart phone for bascially spamming purposes.....


I dont have a smart phone and will not ever have one.... I prefer my privacy.....

I avoid facebook as much as possible..............
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Old June 22nd, 2020, 03:22 AM   #3
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They/Whomever know a lot more on
you than you think. I look for products
on EBay or do a Search on Bing and then
get advertisements on all kinds of things.
Sometimes it get scary.
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Old June 22nd, 2020, 03:38 AM   #4
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Yes they use COOKIES to do this....... Your cookie gets the value of what you saw and then that info is sent to your smart phone for bascially spamming purposes.....


I dont have a smart phone and will not ever have one.... I prefer my privacy.....

I avoid facebook as much as possible..............
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They/Whomever know a lot more on
you than you think. I look for products
on EBay or do a Search on Bing and then
get advertisements on all kinds of things.
Sometimes it get scary.
Yeah but like are they listening - like microphones
Like we have been talking out loud and not long later noticed the kinds of things we spoke about being advertized
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Old June 22nd, 2020, 03:42 AM   #5
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They very well could be yes...LIVE or just listening to KEY words.....
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Old June 22nd, 2020, 04:00 AM   #6
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Yeah but like are they listening - like microphones
Like we have been talking out loud and not long later noticed the kinds of things we spoke about being advertized
IDK about microphones-Who knows-Maybe
Im sure we are followed online to what sites
we have visited or click on.
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Old June 22nd, 2020, 04:09 AM   #7
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IDK about microphones-Who knows-Maybe
Im sure we are followed online to what sites
we have visited or click on.
Oh 100% thats definite
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Old June 22nd, 2020, 05:32 AM   #8
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your google home and amazon alexa are always listening to you! it's creepy AF!! we had the google thing then it freaked my dad out one day so we got rid of it!
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Old June 22nd, 2020, 05:37 AM   #9
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It's called Data Collection - get with the basics of hand washin' n' you'll be fine��
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Old June 24th, 2020, 05:09 AM   #10
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Always assume they’re spying
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Old June 25th, 2020, 01:07 AM   #11
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They probably are, but maybe not in the ways we think of. Lots of different techniques are used, and in the end it's not that hard to find out what you're about to buy.
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Old June 25th, 2020, 08:53 AM   #12
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They're monitoring more than you can imagine. Whether or not it's 'spying' is questionable.

I recently declined a request by my auto insurance carrier to sign up for a text messaging service because the service required I allow them to see the last few websites I visited before using theirs and the following few sites I visited after theirs. Why would they possibly need to know that I was checking out the weather, to forward a text message to my insurance company?

They don't. It's a matter of what they can do with the information.
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Old June 25th, 2020, 09:07 AM   #13
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Cookies are getting very complex these days and can use very little information about your searches and messages to make a lot of assumptions about your buying/consuming habits. Add that to artificial intelligence units like Alexa always listening in the background to 'help improve her search results' and major tech companies selling data on their users to large companies for millions at a time and you get extremely targetting adverts.

When I first read the title, I assumed it meant technology in general being spied on which is a resounding and well-documented yes - say hi to your personal NSA agent every once in a while, he's trawled through a lot of porn and memes to check you're not a domestic threat
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Old June 26th, 2020, 06:41 PM   #14
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Mum says she thinks if she left her phone on and talked about dresses for long enough she’s get Facebook ads and amazon emails showing her the best option for a dress to suit her lol
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Old June 28th, 2020, 10:15 PM   #15
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Ya she probably would (uugghh)
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