Phone listening to conversations

>go to hockey game with friend
>see a poster for local coffee shop (Tim Hortons - pic rel) saying they are hiring and also cater
>talk to my friend for 5 minutes about how we didn’t know Tim hortons caters
>open YouTube after the game
>get an ad I’ve never seen before advertising catering services of Tim Hortons Cafe

How the frick did my phone listen to me and decide to display a Youtube ad about exactly what we were talking about? I have no Google apps installed, YouTube is not installed on my phone either. I have no app that has the microphone turned on and Instagram is on my phone but the camera and microphone are turned off.

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  1. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I've heard a lot of people say this but have never tested it myself

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      I’ve had it happen to me quite a bit, especially when I used to work in retail sales I would sell a product to a customer that I’ve never looked up before and immediately get ads for it. It would be shit like dash cams or monitors

      I’m just wondering how they’re able to listen in if I don’t have any microphone settings enabled?

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        I've heard a lot of people say this but have never tested it myself

        https://i.imgur.com/p2RNLoW.jpeg

        >go to hockey game with friend
        >see a poster for local coffee shop (Tim Hortons - pic rel) saying they are hiring and also cater
        >talk to my friend for 5 minutes about how we didn’t know Tim hortons caters
        >open YouTube after the game
        >get an ad I’ve never seen before advertising catering services of Tim Hortons Cafe

        How the frick did my phone listen to me and decide to display a Youtube ad about exactly what we were talking about? I have no Google apps installed, YouTube is not installed on my phone either. I have no app that has the microphone turned on and Instagram is on my phone but the camera and microphone are turned off.

        One time I was traveling and had Google maps up navigating me somewhere. I said something about wanting to do a food tour. When I unlocked my phone 5 mins later to check the map, it showed a nearby food tour business on the navigation map

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        It's probably more data connection. Your customers looked those products up on the internet before buying it from you. Due to location tracking advertisers then connected your profiles since they figured you met and had a conversation. So now you're shown ads about topics the customer was interested in since you likely talked about it.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        >I’m just wondering how they’re able to listen in if I don’t have any microphone settings enabled?
        You're probably using a phone made by an advertising company and you really trust it not to sell your data to everyone and their dog?

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Android spies every single second of what you do on your phone to sell ads to you, this absolutely includes having the microphone on every single second and sending those transcriptions to their server for serving you ads.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      https://i.imgur.com/p2RNLoW.jpeg

      >go to hockey game with friend
      >see a poster for local coffee shop (Tim Hortons - pic rel) saying they are hiring and also cater
      >talk to my friend for 5 minutes about how we didn’t know Tim hortons caters
      >open YouTube after the game
      >get an ad I’ve never seen before advertising catering services of Tim Hortons Cafe

      How the frick did my phone listen to me and decide to display a Youtube ad about exactly what we were talking about? I have no Google apps installed, YouTube is not installed on my phone either. I have no app that has the microphone turned on and Instagram is on my phone but the camera and microphone are turned off.

      Mind writing is much worse than mind reading but you need both for either to work.
      Install gentoo and stop watching television you fricking morons.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      some dude left his phone near TV and put some spanish soap operas all night, second day bunch of spanish ads all day. older story not sure if true but could be easily replicated.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        There's too many variables, even the Cable TV provider can sell your data or he Googled where to watch Spanish soap operas. The truth is most people don't even understand how careless they are and how many ways your data can be collected that don't include using your mic and risking a class action lawsuit.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          I'll also add that I've been randomly hit with Spanish ads even though I've done none of those things just because of my geographic region and I assume 99% it's a mistake in the ad distribution, but if you're hyper aware / biased you can assume more than what's actually happening.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          this, if they were sending all of your audio off to some server farm to be anaylized it'd show up on your data usage. And if they were doing this shit locally on the phone it'd be draining your battery.

          I'll also add that I've been randomly hit with Spanish ads even though I've done none of those things just because of my geographic region and I assume 99% it's a mistake in the ad distribution, but if you're hyper aware / biased you can assume more than what's actually happening.

          I've had that happen to me as well when I was signed into youtube and I've never understood spainish.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        This is easily testable, everyone go and play spanish movies next to your phone, bring back results.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          spanish movies off of VHS that you already had or bought in cash if you didn't, because stores sell purchase information to companies like google as well

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Microphone is always on. Stay quiet and only talk when needed. We are living in interesting times where testimonials will be derived from your cell phone company and advertisers recording every sentence. Stay quiet, don't babble, your proprietary device is listening whether you have ublock or not.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Too much data, no chain of custody, no company will risk testifying in court using essentially stolen data. If the loss of sales doesn't kill them the lawsuits will.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          >company goes out of business after 25 years of court cases wrap up
          >meanwhile I was in assbang jail that entire time
          No Thanks.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      It's survivorship bias. Whenever you see an ad for something irrelevant, you think nothing of it. The moment you see one you talked about, you think they spy on you. What are the chances someone is paying for advertisement both in some public space and in youtube? A lot. What are the chances anon is a schizo? A lot. Why would somebody not use adblockers? Madness.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Talk about needing new glasses. Do nothing but talk to yourself in a car about needing glasses.
      Don't search for optometrists, don't search for contacts, etc.
      You'll start seeing ads for glasses.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      If you dont have a dog, play barking sounds in your home, say things about going to the vet, or even that youre looking to adopt one. All of a sudden youll start getting lots of ads for dog food, toys, beds and whatnot.

  2. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Tim Hortons does an advertising campaign about their catering service in your local area
    >they put up posters and pay google to serve ads to people in the area
    >you see one of the posters and because you're a moron who doesn't use an adblocker you also get one of the ads on your phone
    mystery solved

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Just buy premium you mooching goblin

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        >going out of your way to keep dogshit companies in power
        so true

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Black personcattle

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        and """people"" still claim there are no paid shills o IQfy

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      It wasn’t an advertising campaign. It was a poster on a local sports arena where minor league hockey for middle school aged kids play. Sort of like pic related

      There was a poster hanging off a wall, next to a few dozen others, about the address of the local Tim’s and that they’re open 24 hours. At the very bottom bottom, they had the words “now hiring” and “we cater” and a phone number.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      /thread

      It wasn’t an advertising campaign. It was a poster on a local sports arena where minor league hockey for middle school aged kids play. Sort of like pic related

      There was a poster hanging off a wall, next to a few dozen others, about the address of the local Tim’s and that they’re open 24 hours. At the very bottom bottom, they had the words “now hiring” and “we cater” and a phone number.

      anon the rink isn’t run by jannies, they don’t do it for free.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Oh frick ya bid the rink jannies. I had one of those hoser toss me a snow bank once for causing a ruckus.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      For me it was talking to someone about tuna casserole then seeing tuna casserole recipe ad

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Cope and nope. All I do is stay in my room alone and occasionally I'll talk to myself out loud about things and I get related ads immediately afterwards.

  3. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Location related probably.

  4. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    They are listening. There is no doubt.

  5. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >how
    using a microphone if it did happen at all
    check all those contracts you signed without reading
    Tim Hortons sucks anyways, its been jeetified, even the downtown Toronto ones

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      you mean especially the toronto ones. OH AND BTW I HATE CURRY Black folk.

      https://i.imgur.com/p2RNLoW.jpeg

      >go to hockey game with friend
      >see a poster for local coffee shop (Tim Hortons - pic rel) saying they are hiring and also cater
      >talk to my friend for 5 minutes about how we didn’t know Tim hortons caters
      >open YouTube after the game
      >get an ad I’ve never seen before advertising catering services of Tim Hortons Cafe

      How the frick did my phone listen to me and decide to display a Youtube ad about exactly what we were talking about? I have no Google apps installed, YouTube is not installed on my phone either. I have no app that has the microphone turned on and Instagram is on my phone but the camera and microphone are turned off.

      yes your phone is listening, and sending keywords to advertisers tothen serve you ads. get a dumb phone if you really hate it

  6. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >open youtube
    >get an ad
    Normies aren't welcome here, frick off and install revanced

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >Normies

  7. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Had something similar happen once.
    >leave phone on table next to my mother's
    >mine is an Android, hers is an iPhone
    >about an hour later she points out to me that my gf showed up in Faceberg's "People You May Know" recommendations
    I should point out that:
    >my mom and my gf hadn't spoken in person over a year and never interacted over the internet with each other
    >my mom does not have contact info for my gf
    Still not exactly sure what happened there. But yeah, always assume anything with a microphone is always on.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      They both had internet? Cell tower triangulation data attached to phone number is sold you know. They know that both phones were in the same place for an hour. They know that those phones are often nearby each other. They know that you are directly socially connected to your gf, and that you are directly connected to your mother, so your gf and your mother are only 2 degrees of separation away from each other. Data about contacts can be sold by the carrier itself, as well as from numerous apps- all of these entities share these data to hundreds or thousands more entities. Facebook buys it, connects the dots.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        >>go to hockey game with friend
        Both of your phones know your location at all times even if you turn airplane mode on. Doubly so if you have GPS enabled, but location can still be retrieved with GPS off.
        This can be done because they listen to random stuff being broadcast such as WiFi SSIDs and cell tower IDs- the locations of those things is known, because the OS botnet owner and the data brokers dwelling in apps have associated GPS coordinates and signal strength with those IDs and thus pinpointed their locations.
        >>see a poster for local coffee shop (Tim Hortons - pic rel) saying they are hiring and also cater
        >>open YouTube after the game
        Your location being near that shop is known
        Your location relative to all the people nearby you is known
        The advertisement increases the chances that people in your proximity will go to Tim Hortons, talk about Tim Hortons online, access information resources related to Tim Hortons via the internet. All of that information is logged and associated with their location data relative to yours- the fact that you are in the same place and of a similar demographic, increases the chances that you may be interested in Tim Hortons
        >>get an ad I’ve never seen before advertising catering services of Tim Hortons Cafe
        It's only natural.

        checked and whatisthis2012-pilled

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Makes sense to me. What a nightmare world we live in.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >leave phone on table next to my mother's
      >mine is an Android, hers is an iPhone
      I thought it was leading to a pornscene, but about how creepy facebook are is common knowledge at this point.

      Use your brain to figure out how it functions, I bet Tik Toks algorithms are a mystery to you too.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      dude you're moronic.
      Faceberg figured out that you're in contact with both your gf and your mom. Decided to recommend your gf to your mom.
      and no, faceberg isn't just faceberg. They have their own advertising and tracking shit outside of just facebook and basically have as much info on you as google.

      Besides any company or govt entity can just buy customer data from basically anyone else.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Just because your own phone isn't listening doesn't mean that 20 others aren't. And they know your voice. There is no escape.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      I’ve been added by creepy customers at work likely though this exact same reason. Ugh.

  8. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    They've been catering ever since they've been on the delivery app. I guess that's why they are selling pizza now

  9. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    It's listening- they're all listening, but its real time speech-to-text transcription and subsequent processing. Real light weight

  10. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    secret datasets of every persons conversations and the machines are being triained on the burgeoning amount of secret datasets

  11. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    It's not listening to you, ad companies just know you better than you know yourself. It's that simple (and creepy).

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      It's just coincidence. Ad companies don't exist

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      You're delusional.
      I'm a full head taller than my wife, so one day I'm standing behind her and just to mess with her I say that she is going bald (she's not). Later that night, on Facebook, she's getting ads for women's baldness cures.
      She, nor I, had never searched for women's baldness or anything and her phone was not on.
      They're listening.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        1. GTFO normalgay
        2. Prove it's listening. Attempts so far haven't.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          >PROVE INSTITUTIONALIZED SPYING BY MULTIBILLION DOLLAR CORPORATIONS NOW!!!!!!
          >BURDEN OF PROOF IS ON YOU MISTER!!!!
          >WHAT DO YOU MEAN I CAN'T EXPECT YOU TO MAGICK SOME UNDENIABLE EVIDENCE TO PROVE A CONSPIRACY BY THE GLOBAL ELITE?

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            So much for "facts over feelings", eh?

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            >Umm but what about your ol pal ben shapiro chuddy ever think of that?

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            >it's ok when WE ignore all logic and reason and act purely on emotion!

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            No, it's ok when we point out something obvious which has information regarding it being suppressed. Extraordinary claims with tons of evidence that is inadmissable in the court of moronation (your head).

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            >no, it's ok when we base everything on feelings and get offended when people ask for something to back up our feelings

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          ITT: people pretending data brokers don't exist.

          You people are fricking morons. Shut the frick up. Peoples data and harvesting it is literally now a multi-billion dollar industry. You're dumb.

  12. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >>go to hockey game with friend
    Both of your phones know your location at all times even if you turn airplane mode on. Doubly so if you have GPS enabled, but location can still be retrieved with GPS off.
    This can be done because they listen to random stuff being broadcast such as WiFi SSIDs and cell tower IDs- the locations of those things is known, because the OS botnet owner and the data brokers dwelling in apps have associated GPS coordinates and signal strength with those IDs and thus pinpointed their locations.
    >>see a poster for local coffee shop (Tim Hortons - pic rel) saying they are hiring and also cater
    >>open YouTube after the game
    Your location being near that shop is known
    Your location relative to all the people nearby you is known
    The advertisement increases the chances that people in your proximity will go to Tim Hortons, talk about Tim Hortons online, access information resources related to Tim Hortons via the internet. All of that information is logged and associated with their location data relative to yours- the fact that you are in the same place and of a similar demographic, increases the chances that you may be interested in Tim Hortons
    >>get an ad I’ve never seen before advertising catering services of Tim Hortons Cafe
    It's only natural.

  13. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    iTODDLERS BTFO

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      bass

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      basted

  14. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >used to work for a company that did this
    it was location services for campaigns like this
    the coffee shop was geofenced to send your apple or Android ID to Tim Hortons to send their catering ads to your Google ad sense ID.

  15. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    this has never happened to me so sounds like your fault

  16. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Did your friend look it up?

  17. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >see a poster for local coffee shop (Tim Hortons
    >>open YouTube after the game
    >>get an ad I’ve never seen before advertising catering services of Tim Hortons Cafe
    wow, imagine a company doing advertising in multple mediums
    are itoddlers really this fricking moronic?

  18. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Your phone isn't listening. This phenomenon is a combination of different effects. One is confirmation bias. You are talking about lots of topics a day. If an ad eventually matches one of them, you are suddenly reminded of it. But you ignore all the topics you talked about you didn't see an ad for. Or all the ads that are unrelated to your recent experiences.
    The other effect is that without directly listening, there is still a lot of data collection which you accepted. Most importantly location tracking. Advertisers know where you were. And the local coffe shop wanted its ads shown to people in the area. Hence also the poster.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      It is listening you utter fricking moron and preys on morons like OP

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Nope, see

        >>go to hockey game with friend
        Both of your phones know your location at all times even if you turn airplane mode on. Doubly so if you have GPS enabled, but location can still be retrieved with GPS off.
        This can be done because they listen to random stuff being broadcast such as WiFi SSIDs and cell tower IDs- the locations of those things is known, because the OS botnet owner and the data brokers dwelling in apps have associated GPS coordinates and signal strength with those IDs and thus pinpointed their locations.
        >>see a poster for local coffee shop (Tim Hortons - pic rel) saying they are hiring and also cater
        >>open YouTube after the game
        Your location being near that shop is known
        Your location relative to all the people nearby you is known
        The advertisement increases the chances that people in your proximity will go to Tim Hortons, talk about Tim Hortons online, access information resources related to Tim Hortons via the internet. All of that information is logged and associated with their location data relative to yours- the fact that you are in the same place and of a similar demographic, increases the chances that you may be interested in Tim Hortons
        >>get an ad I’ve never seen before advertising catering services of Tim Hortons Cafe
        It's only natural.

        which shows how it's actually done

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          It's not. It doesn't need to. You wish it were because that would make it less scary. But all the other data your phone is collecting is enough for advertisers to show you creepily relevant ads.
          I mean, they totally would listen if they could, but that is still a line they can't cross yet.

          i literally tested it with a friend, we said obscure dumb shit we never mentioned before and we got relevant ads for it 2 hours later.
          >I mean, they totally would listen if they could, but that is still a line they can't cross yet.
          >muh scary, muh creepy
          That's bullshit, they listen to word fingerprints, especially iphone. It's been proven even by Norton but dont mind me im just an anon with a worthless comment

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            >im just an anon with a worthless comment
            correct. anecdata is worthless.

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            You didn't say obscure shit you dumbass, the conversation was already biased by ads you've already seen that day. Confirmation bias secures the deal, you'll ignore 100 ads and see the 1 ad (the one you already saw btw) and say "they listened!!!"

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        It's not. It doesn't need to. You wish it were because that would make it less scary. But all the other data your phone is collecting is enough for advertisers to show you creepily relevant ads.
        I mean, they totally would listen if they could, but that is still a line they can't cross yet.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      pretty much, it's stupid when people are like
      >dude my wife told me we needed diapers and then I got a youtube ad for diapers!
      no, your phone wasn't listening to your convo, google figured out you were a father a long time ago and starting advertising stuff like diapers to you and you just never noticed until you coincidentally got one right after your wife mentioned it.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      oh sweet, naive anon

  19. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Your phone isn't listening to you. The actual reason you're seeing ads like that is more terrifying.
    Advertising algorithms are so good now that they basically know what you're thinking and/or influence you into thinking stuff later to show you an ad for it then. And they're only getting better at that.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >be me, walking outside past a building
      >see my reflection in a window
      >THINK to myself about how I should correct my posture
      >Keep walking......
      >Later that day online
      >Getting tons of ads for back braces, chiropractors, etc
      >I never once searched for these things

      Spooky

  20. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Every breath you take
    www.inverse.com/article/16929-apple-watch-will-now-remind-ou-to-breathe
    Every move you make
    www.stopspying.org/latest-news/2021/10/1/stop-condemns-apple-for-tracking-iphone-location-when-turned-off
    Every bond you break
    acecilia.medium.com/apple-is-sending-a-request-to-their-servers-for-every-piece-of-software-you-run-on-your-mac-b0bb509eee65
    Every step you take
    www.komando.com/security-privacy/secret-map-tracking-apple/465598
    I'll be watching you
    www.thehackernews.com/2017/10/iphone-camera-spying.html

    Every single day
    https://sneak.berlin/20201112/your-computer-isnt-yours
    Every word you say
    www.foxbusiness.com/technology/apples-siri-is-eavesdropping-on-your-conversations-putting-users-at-risk
    Every game you play
    techstory.in/apple-slammed-by-epic-games-chief-for-spyware-tools
    Every night you stay
    www.iphonelife.com/content/your-iphone-spying-you
    I'll be watching you
    www.malwarebytes.com/blog/news/2022/11/apple-sued-for-pervasive-and-unlawful-data-tracking

    Oh, can't you see
    You belong to me
    truthout.org/articles/apple-employee-blows-whistle-on-illegal-spying-and-toxic-working-conditions
    How my poor heart aches
    With every step you take
    nakedsecurity.sophos.com/2018/08/13/siri-is-listening-to-you-but-shes-not-spying-says-apple
    Every move you make
    https://sneak.berlin/20230115/macos-scans-your-local-files-now
    Every vow you break
    appleinsider.com/articles/16/09/29/apple-acknowledges-tracking-imessage-metadata-and-sharing-it-with-law-enforcement
    Every smile you fake
    abc4.com/news/tech-social-media/yes-your-iphone-is-taking-invisible-pictures-of-you
    Every claim you stake
    wonderfulengineering.com/u-s-apple-store-employees-are-working-to-unionize-and-theyre-using-android-phones-to-keep-apple-from-spying-on-them
    I'll be watching you
    www.apple.com/child-safety/pdf/CSAM_Detection_Technical_Summary.pdf

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >thread just rolls on by, zero (You)s
      People just want to post their copes "no bro trust me they're just advertising for timbits in your area bro" and will ignore absolutely punishing amounts of evidence to the contrary

  21. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    It's fricking stupid how basically everyone believes this conspiracy theory is real and since the actual explanation (confirmation bias) makes them sound stupid, they can't be shaken from this belief. Even my otherwise intelligent parents believe it.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >oy vey its just confirmation bias all the time
      >no goyim there isnt a trillion dollar market in data harvesting
      >companies getting sued all the time for breaching data protection laws is just technobabble. nothing to worry about
      >the calculator app needs to know your gps location. Just say yes
      >why would they be interested in YOOOUUR information, youre not that interesting goy

  22. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    google takes small samples of your speech and location. then customizes ads

  23. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Isn't Tim Horton's complete shit after being sold to A&W? I wouldn't know cause I'm not Canadian.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >sold to A&W
      I wish. (Canadian A&W has different ownership & is better btw.)
      Sold to a Brazilian investment firm. The previous Tim Horton's management was already running the place into the ground but the new guys have continued that same trajectory.

      Semi-related, but there would be far fewer shitty Tim's locations in Canada if only the government wasn't heavily subsidizing their profits through the TFW program, abuse of the TFW program, and studiously looking the other way no matter how many times said abuse gets reported in the national media.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Does it matter, all the A&Ws and Tim Hortons around here employ 100% indians

  24. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    2 colleagues of mine wanted to test this out, both male, both iphone
    >both had suspicions of their phone listening in on their convos
    >decide to test it out
    >spent a good 20 min discussing with eachother tampons, the ups and downsides of wearing them
    >day after they get tons of tampon ads
    >took a month before it gradually changed back to their normal ads

    Yep, they're listening

  25. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    This stuff was happening back in 2011
    I was having a conversation with my friend about the squatty potty and he was served a hot fresh steaming ad for one when he opened Amazon on his desktop a few minutes later

  26. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >be a fricking leaf
    >thinking about thos timmies
    >get an ad for timmies because fricking leaf
    WOAH MY PHONE IS LISTENING TO ME GUYS HELP

  27. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I keep getting poly news articles about how awesome poly is

  28. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Also, I know some people are moronic but I never even look at the ads. They don’t even register. These companies are all spinning their wheels with this advertising scheme. It’s all a big farce really, Facebook has no actual value. It will tank when boomer execs retire bc millennials realize how shit

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >These companies are all spinning their wheels with this advertising scheme
      I used to think this too, but the truth is normies love advertisements; and only schizo freaks obsess over avoiding them.
      Viewing ads is literally the world's favorite passtime. Billion dollar platforms exist so that people can like and subscribe to their favorite ad creators; and the best ad creators make more money than movie stars.
      More than half of Superbowl viewers are begrudgingly sitting through hours of football and a concert that they don't care about so that they can see the ads live.

      Frankly, most people would consider eavesdropping for the purpose of ads a feature. They're happy that their phone reminded them that they were thinking about buying product and gave them a nice handy link to learn more about product.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Tbh that's good. Someone has to fuel the ads economy so us schizos can get away with adblocking.

  29. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    They are listening, don't pay attention to the gaslighting tards telling you otherwise. This has happened to me and also to a friend of mine.

    My friend owns a farm, he breeds horses, one day he was talking about buying a very specific type of farming supply he had never bought before (silobags, totally unrelated to horse-breeding), yet as soon as he opened his phone it was flooded by silobag ads. As for my case, it was a specific brand of dog food for my doggo, again, never had a dog food ad show up before, but this specific brand shows up after I mentioned it on a conversation. Too big of a coincidence.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Same. Went to visit my friends, talked with them about their kids, dogs, cats. I don't have any pets. Started seeing cat food ads on Facebook after the conversation. I've deleted Facebook afterwards - I wasn't getting anything useful from it anyway.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        >I've deleted Facebook afterwards
        Does he know?

  30. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Wasn't there something like this in the news a couple of years ago during the pandemic where people freaked out because the same thing was happening on Facebook apps? They would talk about something they never talked about before then started getting targeted ads and recs for what they talked about in the app
    This shit isn't new

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >This shit isn't new
      so why are the ones reponsible still getting away with it?

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Read the End User License Agreement next time, then make better decisions

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >This shit isn't new
      so why are the ones reponsible still getting away with it?

      because the data retrieval method is kept secret and doesn't have to be explicitly mentioned in any eula
      imagine the uproar if it was revealed to the masses
      funny how these privacy violation lawsuit settlements barely affect the mega corporations, almost seems like they are intended to gradually acclimate the masses into a world of no expectation of privacy

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        >because the data retrieval method is kept secret and doesn't have to be explicitly mentioned in any eula

        >Transmitting light particles in all directions that anyone can see
        >Secret
        LOL

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          wow so my thoughts transmit photons
          tell me more

  31. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I only turn on mobile data if I use it. Don't have it on in the background. Location off, too.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Would the OS honor the fact that you turned off those switches to no spy on you th0?

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Better question is if your telephone company honors your request. They are known to locate phones using cell towers and selling all of your location info to big ad companies

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Get a phone with hardware switches like the librem

  32. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >Tim's launches a new ad campaign
    >Anon area the ads irl and on YouTube
    >HOW DID THEY KNOW?!?!
    spoiler alert, everyone is getting them
    Also FRICK THE BRUINS

  33. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >NOOOOOOOO YOUR PHONE ISN'T LISTENING
    >DISREGARD THAT THIS PHENOMENON IS REPEATABLE
    >NOOOO STOP NOTICING!!!
    >THE MULTIBILLION DOLLAR COMPANY WOULD NEVER DO SOMETHING ILLEGAL OR IMMORAL LIKE THAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  34. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >talk to my mom about proposing to my (now wife) girlfriend
    >hushed and quiet because I didn't want to let anyone else know
    >ad for wedding rings after I check my phone 30 minutes later
    >I left my phone in the other room but hers was in that room
    or
    >have no pets at all
    >get a bunch of books for free (someone was going to throw them away)
    >it's in a "chewy" box
    >notice and wonder what that is but never mention it, neither me or my wife
    >pass by the box in our house with my phone out
    >we both start getting chewy ads
    or
    >decide to test, me and my wife put phones in the other room, agree to talk about diapers for 30 seconds next to phone (locked on counter)
    >check the phones after about an hour
    >we both have diaper ads
    >no, we don't have kids
    Yeah frick you if you claim they're not listening (and watching) you israeli homosexuals

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >talk about getting married
      >your mom immediately starts searching for wedding rings
      >hOw COuLd ThEy KnOW?!?

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        She doesn't know how to use a computer.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          She uses a smart phone, dumb ass.

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            Smart phones are computers, dumbass.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      I've never had a pet and I've gotten pet ads before. You probably just never noticed until you heard about the phenomenon and then got a pet ad after looking at a box for pet stuff.

      Just think about what you're saying. Google is omniscient enough to know what's on the box someone gave you some books with, but not omniscient enough to know you don't have any pets?

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        I didn't get pet ads before, no, unlike you I don't stumble through life without knowing what's going on around me. It was the exact damn brand. And the neural network saw evidence of that brand. That's all it took for it to flag it in my auto-generated profile.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >think of something very obscure
      >never looked up anything related to subject before
      >type a few letters in search bar
      >autocomplete suggests the obscure thing
      they dont need microphones anons, they can remotely scan our brainwaves

      What's more creepy is my phone can read my thoughts
      Plenty of time I would think of something, a movie, a music band or else and my phone would suggest it to me
      I remember when I was thinking of LOTR, I typed the letter L on search and lotr was the first thing to pop, despite having never searched for it before

      do you recall ever hearing inside your head static and beeps similar to a dial up handshake?

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        >tinnitus is ESP dialtone

  35. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    [...]

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      that was literally a psyop lol

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        In Minecraft.

  36. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >visit Tim Hortons
    >surprised he sees Tim Hortons ads

  37. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >>see a poster for local coffee shop (Tim Hortons - pic rel) saying they are hiring and also cater
    That might be because of your GPS location, if you have google maps or location access is enabled in some google app.
    >I have no Google apps installed
    You don't need to install a google app to get spied on by google, google spy in implemented in every app (E.g. Google ads, analytics.)
    >I have no app that has the microphone turned on and Instagram is on my phone but the camera and microphone are turned off.
    You don't turn it off, you just toggle a switch. It can be affective aginst third party apps, but I don't think that would work against google. Don't forget that the majority of apps rely on google services, and can't work in ungoogled version of android (e.g. instagram), thus, if they work, your phone still have google.
    >Watching ads
    Anon, please use some UBO, or any other way of blocking ads.

  38. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >think of something very obscure
    >never looked up anything related to subject before
    >type a few letters in search bar
    >autocomplete suggests the obscure thing
    they dont need microphones anons, they can remotely scan our brainwaves

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >holy tongue
      Aramaic and Hebrew?

  39. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I was discussing shaving with my brothers in law at my mother in law's house in bumfrick nowhere
    Suddenly I got ads for shaving products that same day
    After that day I started to believe too, there's got to be some secret microphone algorithm

  40. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >Never seen a proper ad in years because I learned to use ad blocks as a child
    >Even more so because I no longer have a TV
    Grim

  41. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >keeping a phone on you
    lmao. when will you zoomers learn.

  42. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I was sitting at home (homeoffice) and talking over teams to a guy in my work. It was a work pc with a vpn. I had him on a headset. My phone was behind me on a bed. He told me about some stand up sketch he watched. Later that day I got that sketch in youtube recommended. He was calling me over teams from his mobile phone. To this day I dunno if my phone overheard the phonecall or if it was his phone teams being linked to my mobile phone number contact which then links to google and then to youtube.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      You've got it wrong. You didn't get the sketch recommended because you talked about it earlier. You talked about it, because HE got the sketch recommended and watched it. And since you likely have a similar profile, you get some similar recommendations.

      That's even worse though, because it means that your carrier is sharing the data with 3rd parties.

      Yes, they are. See

      [...]

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        He was doing all the talking. And no we don't have similar profile. I don't like the guy that much tbh.

  43. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >thinly veiled Tim Hortons ad

  44. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >Dey listening to my conversations n shit
    Turn off your location dumbass

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      That's even worse though, because it means that your carrier is sharing the data with 3rd parties.

  45. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    your phone targets ads based on geolocation. if you live right next to a bunch of a coffee shops you get ads for coffee.

  46. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >Murican consooming goyslop NPC
    >Surprised the algorithm guessed correctly his next consoom

  47. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    how many apps on your phone have been allowed microphone access? insta/facebook bullshit? that's on you

  48. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >Tim Hortons catering does targeted ads at your location
    >You see 2 ads both IRL and on your phone
    >You're shocked by this
    You're an idiot, OP.

  49. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    A cell phone is the number one absolute worst item to have anywhere near you if you care about privacy at all. It is constantly collecting and sending data even if it's "off," from telemetry to usage statistics to text and voice conversations. Every action and input is logged and tracked. Every file is scanned. Every bit of data is recorded, tagged, and filed.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      bro if on airplane mode the mobile radio should be off. you can easily tell with a sniffer with some rtlsdr dongle. you can also just get a gsm kit and set up your own repeater or something and mitm and see if there's any activity any TX from phone on airplane mode.

  50. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Your phone is listening to you, watching you and tracking your location. Most technology does this. We've known this for years.

    >but the camera and microphone are turned off
    Turned off for you. Not them.

  51. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >it's just your confirmation bias, goy!
    I can smell the rotting foreskins on your breath. Shoo shoo israelite.

  52. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >youtube
    get an iphone.
    android is literal spying device

  53. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >be me
    >login to google account
    >disable ad personalization
    >never see a personalized ad again
    all i get is cryptoslop and gambling ads now

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      damn, I just did that and it was surprising how little info they had on me. My industry and employer size were blank and I've sent e-mails between my personal gmail and my work e-mail which is from a fortune 100 company.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        *fortune 200

  54. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >uses closed source Android
    hehe

  55. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    This is common place now. FB Messenger is the worst offender

  56. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >YouTube ad

  57. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I read a substack article that happened to be about gardening, which I'm not into at all. It mentioned a guy named Huy something, who I've never heard of it watched. Next day he appeared in my YouTube recs.
    Guess our phones are scanning text too

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      That's a given. News articles, corporate websites, wordpress sites and the like, have a special embedded invisible "Google pixel" which reports your browsing habits to Google tracking services. Even if you don't click on anything, or don't have a Google/Facebook account, they'll be able to track your session across different websites and get your profile.

      This isn't my speculation or a conspiracy theory, btw, it's confirmed and proven fact.
      I remember back in 2010, the whole "google invisible pixel" was treated as a schizo conspiracy theory.
      Now Google openly advertises the pixel tracker service and has tutorials on how to embed them on your site.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        >News articles, corporate websites, wordpress sites and the like, have a special embedded invisible "Google pixel" which reports your browsing habits to Google tracking services.
        Come to think of it, Nipmoot probably has them on IQfy too. There could be a google pixel on this very thread.

  58. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    yes it does, good chance is you have a phone running google software, it will by default have all permissions possible and it will constantly be listening along with sending your web searches if you use chrome so you can be profiled more. It's fairly easy to test. Get a few friends, put all your phones on a desk in front. Begin talking about anything. Later that day when you go to instagram, youtube, anything else that has google ads integrated will show you an ad for a topic of discussion. Is it creepy, yes it is. I don't use a phone and just do all my online needs and tasks from a PC running linux, if you feel disgusted you should do it too.

  59. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Likely Tim's was running a catering ad campaign which included local coffee shops + youtube ads.

  60. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I constantly played rabbit sounds for a week as an experiment and suddenly started receiving rabbit feed and care product ads.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Where did you get those rabbit sounds from?

  61. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >it's confirmation bias sweaty
    >it's just checking things on your network that other people are looking up sweaty
    >d-don't test it though.

    why aren't there any good docukinos about this phenomenon where lots of people test it?

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      People have zero data conscientiousness and zero self-reflection, so they think the "random" thing they thought to experiment with is in fact not random at all.

  62. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    My mom and I tried this out. We were out hiking in the mountains and SHE brought it up (one of her friends had this happen) so we had this little plot to talk about patio chair, how it'd be nice to get new patio chairs, maybe one of those tables with the umbrella, etc. over and around the phone. It wasn't but one day later that we both started seeing the ads roll in.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >seeing patio furniture ads in May

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        this was last fall

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          >seeing patio furniture ads in the fall during clearance

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            Listen, everybody KNOWS the phones listen. The damage control is just making it obvious that this is like chemtrails - something everybody knows exists, and now thanks to over-shilling, something everybody knows the government doesn't want people thinking exists.

            Cass Sunstein, who was Bill Clinton's Presidential Science Advisor, warned about the dangers of over-shilling, and he'd know. He invented government Internet shilling. He said something to the effect of, if defense contractors get ahold of shilling on contract, they will collaborate with the people doling out the money to broaden and expand the mission scope until most of the Internet is shilling.

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            It's easy to prove by watching for data and it's not like constant audio recording isn't quite noticeable in outgoing data.

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            >It's easy to prove by watching for data
            You can't really watch for data on any modern phone. And everything is encrypted these days too.

            It's even easier to notice, people notice it all the time. Then, they notice the little mystery people (bots?) coming out of the woodwork to debunk it. Just like chemtrails.

            You've been studied.

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            It's a nitwit conspiracy theory from people who think they're clever. Chemtrails are obvious.

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            nah it's real and everybody knows

  63. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    nothing to do with you speaking and everything to do with geofencing.

  64. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Anyone here own/use a faraday bag?

  65. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >be me
    >browse IQfy to this thread
    >look outside, see a Tim Hortons ad on a bus
    >the bus is watching me

  66. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >get an ad
    Why do I share a board with you "people"

  67. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Canada, eh?

  68. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    What's more creepy is my phone can read my thoughts
    Plenty of time I would think of something, a movie, a music band or else and my phone would suggest it to me
    I remember when I was thinking of LOTR, I typed the letter L on search and lotr was the first thing to pop, despite having never searched for it before

  69. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    It doesn't listen, it watches

    I got this notification literally today

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >dat res
      Did you have to root your Xperia to enable the full resolution?

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        No... All my screenshots at least are that res at least and I never notice any dips in resolution, idk how variable it actually is. There aren't any settings I can find for display res even in dev settings, afaik it just always runs that high

        Also turn all this shit off, if for no other reason than placebo

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          I only get 1096x2560 in screenshots, even when I set an app to use Creator Mode, which is supposed to uncap the resolution if I'm not mistaken. Xperia 1 V, XQ-DQ62. What's your model?
          >Also turn all this shit off, if for no other reason than placebo
          already done.

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            1 II, I also only use standard mode for display

  70. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Because your friend has a phone in his pocket and they have a shadow profile on you. Even if you choose to not have spyware installed you cant escape everyone elses devices knowing

  71. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I never get ads because I block everything but your story is very believable OP.

  72. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    it's Google

  73. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    my Black person this has been a thing for over 10 years are you moronic

  74. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Everyone and their fricking mom's dog has been getting a Tim Horton's ad moron. You were going to get this regardless of whether or not you used their coffee to clean out your butthole and then tell your friend about that experience.
    t. CIO at 3G

  75. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I went into work at old job one morning and my supervisor asked if I knew what kind of microphone he would need to do a podcast. I said I didn't know the name, so he opened amazon and the landing page was a bunch of microphones for streaming. Also had a girl claim facebook was listening to the phone conversation she just had and showing her ads based on it. I've heard it's in the TOS that you agree to let them use your mic for the purpose of advertising, but have never taken the time to read it to see if that's actually in there.

  76. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    the profile is by location and they have figured out your other profiles are you. unless youre using micro VPNs, tor and a dumb phone then it is inevitable.
    Its amazing Canadicucks weren't expecting this from their nanny state.
    T. eastern euro where laws are a suggestion and quality of life resembles 1930s.

  77. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    The amount of gaslighting SHILLS on this thread is off the charts.

  78. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    You should not be on this board if you think your phone listens to you

  79. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >nobody bats an eye at the fact that when you search for something, especially consistently you start to get recomended videos of the same nature.
    >Literally repeatable by signing out of youtube and watching a bunch of photagraphy themed videos
    >If you disable any adblockers you will get adorama, canon, fuji, etc ads pushed your way in the sidebars of whatever websites you visit
    >now watch 20 synthesizer themed videos
    >you get synth videos recommended too you and ads for reverb, guitar center, behringer, etc
    >this isnt even debatable. Websites like tiktok are extremely forward in telling you that this is how they serve you videos and information.
    Now if you go on to suggest that the same spyware apps that request access to your microphone, text messages, browser history all of a sudden
    >NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO NONONONO NONO STOP NO IT DOESNT YOU JUST NOTICED /THAT/ AD AFTER TALKING ABOUT IT
    >I SWEAR YOU ARE BEING SERVED ADS ABOUT EVERYTHING ALL THE TIME UNDER THE SUN YOU JUST DONT NOTICE THEM REEEEEEE
    its fricking embarrassing.

  80. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >be me
    >finally get qt gf
    >gf sleeps over for the first time
    >connects phone to my wifi
    >next day
    >open israelitetube
    >get a bunch of ads for women's hair products
    >specifically curly hair
    >gf has curly hair

    The amount of data mining the glowBlack folk do on us is unreal

  81. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Look into Cox Media Group. They have it in their marketing as a potential service they offer. They say it is possible, doesn't confirm if it's practiced

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      They're named Cox, of course they're going to be dicks.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Is Cox Media affiliated with Cox Cable? If so then yeah, they're a bag of dicks alright

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Cox Automotive as well. It's some weird billionaire family hobby thing.

  82. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    It feels unlikely but it's a coincidence. Thing is most of the time for most people it's more like
    >go to hockey game with friend
    >see a poster for local diner saying they are hiring and also cater
    >talk to my friend for 5 minutes about how we didn’t know they cater
    >open YouTube after the game
    >get an ad I’ve never seen before advertising shamwows
    And then they think nothing of it because it's unremarkable. Then the few who got an ad related to something they did post about it online.

  83. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    it's been happening for the better part of last decade anon. welcome to the 2015 i guess...

  84. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Your phone doesn't listen to your conversations you dumb frick. It's because you had internet on and it detected your location.
    If you want to test this shit, get another phone and do your regular shit everyday for 1 week, but leave 1 of them without internet and you'll see how it works.

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