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YouTube is listening to me

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Re: YouTube is listening to me

Post by stopnswop2 » Tue Feb 05, 2019 2:46 pm

I definitely don't Google these songs either.

For example, as recently as last night.

"All By Myself" by Eric Carmen was playing on 98.7 The Breeze,
And minutes later the song pops up in my YouTube recommended feed.

I have never looked that song up on YouTube nor listened to it on YouTube. I don't like the song actually


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Re: YouTube is listening to me

Post by Calvert DeForest » Wed Feb 06, 2019 8:49 am

I was listening to Dave Graveline's Into Tomorrow podcast on my phone. He was talking about how Android listeners hate it whenever he says Hey Google. Sure enough the Google app on my phone launched as soon as he said it. Guess he made his point. :razz

Likewise I was watching a YouTube video on my phone about funny Google commands. Every time the phone's mic heard Hey Google from its own speaker the app would interrupt the video and launch itself. The fix is to disable Google voice input, although I'm sure Google retains the ability to access the phone's hardware whether or not voice input is actually enabled (it is their operating system after all).

Modern technology can be very useful, but like anything else it comes at a price. Anyone with a smartphone should assume that the camera and mic could be active at any given time. That's not tin-foil-hat....it's just common sense.


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Re: YouTube is listening to me

Post by FET-500 » Thu Feb 07, 2019 8:22 am

Calvert DeForest wrote:
Wed Feb 06, 2019 8:49 am

Modern technology can be very useful, but like anything else it comes at a price. Anyone with a smartphone should assume that the camera and mic could be active at any given time. That's not tin-foil-hat....it's just common sense.

Bwahahaha... and then there is T.A.O. /C.N.O. Tin-foil? Nope, just a governmental agency, set-up by Obama, that hi-jacks shipments and hot-rods devices. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Computer_ ... operations.

They're not supposed to mess with our routers but...

https://www.theregister.co.uk/2013/12/3 ... _of_light/

...and it's not just your phones. :) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NSA_ANT_c ... OUTH-I.jpg

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NSA_ANT_c ... MASTER.jpg



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Re: YouTube is listening to me

Post by Ed Joseph » Sat Mar 16, 2019 10:03 pm

ZenithCKLW wrote:
Wed Jan 30, 2019 2:16 pm
I know it sounds very tinfoil-hat-ish, and while some may say "if I'm doing nothing wrong, I shouldn't care," it is still wrong. I don't want uncontrolled data about me floating around the internet. If we let it do that now, it becomes normalized, and it could ramp up to something worse. I guess I'm more concerned about that than I am about the specific data it collects.
Heck, a lot of what used to fall into "conspiracy theory" category is simply "normal practice" now. Corporations are the new Nazis. As I often say, "WHAT privacy??" Facebook. I'm on it, I despise it, but it's the only way to contact a number of people. I'm >< that close to deleting my accounts on FB, Google and many other "draconian" sites.However, it's easier said than done for many. But it really doesn't surprise me that apps are spying on people like this. IMO, it *is* wrong, but, let's face it, CORPORATIONS write our laws and pay Congress to pass them, and you damn well know it's not for OUR benefit, and never is. The problem with America is that these corporations should have been regulated to prevent this crap LONG AGO, but neither party is going to stomp on the hands that feed them. They've found a lucrative career in screwing their constituents over, and they're not about to derail their gravy train.

I find this behavior truly disgusting. How Americans can not be totally pissed off at both parties at this point is beyond me.


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