Listen: No, Your Phone Can’t Hear You — But Here’s How It Gets Your Data Anyway
On today’s episode:
1. We recently stumbled upon a tweet thread that shook the BuzzFeed Daily team to its very core. Robert G. Reeve, a privacy advocate, and content strategist, basically confirmed what we all knew — that our devices are always watching us. We just didn’t realize how often. It was a cautionary tale that all began with his mother’s toothpaste.
Basically, after a week-long visit with his mom, all of a sudden Robert started getting ads on his phone for her specific toothpaste brand. The problem is, he never googled the toothpaste once. So how could his phone possibly know his mom’s toothpaste brand?
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June 10, 2021 at 04:01PM