CHave you ever seen an ad on your cell phone about a product that directly relates to a topic you talked about with friends or family? Well, this suspicion that cell phones listen to everything you say is an old one, but according to a company called Cox Media Group, it appears to be true.
the magazine diverse He was able to access a page (since deleted) from this company where Cox Media Group stated it had the ability to identify “Related conversations across smartphones, smart TVs and other devices” Through artificial intelligence. Furthermore, this information is then sold to companies in order to deliver more relevant advertisements to these people.
“Imagine a world where you can read minds. Where you know instantly if someone close to you is worried about moisture in the closet, where you can access a list of people who are unhappy with their contractor or who are looking for the perfect restaurant to propose to their bride.”can be read on the deleted page of Cox Media Group, where it is stated that the company is able to customize advertising campaigns “Able to listen for relevant keywords”.
Meanwhile, Google spoke out about the issue and stated that it had done so “Apps have been prevented for years from collecting audio when they are not actively being used.”. Apple itself has always rejected these rumours, stating that the data was collected using the digital assistant Siri “Not used to create profiles” And this information “Never sold to anyone.”.
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