Companies don’t need to listen to you on the phone. They can use online cookies to a frankly horrifying amount to figure out anything they want about you.
@Thone09, that's true, but your phone is listening to you a ridiculously large amount of time. If you use any voice activated service, it has to be listening in order to pick up commands, at least that is my understanding. In my own experience, multiple times I have been talking about a product with a friend or relative that I have never once looked up online nor had any interest in, and a targeted ad will appear the next time I am browsing the internet for said product. *applies extra layer to tinfoil hat*
@goC4yourself, I’ve had plenty of cases where I thought about something with no relevant searching or discussion and ads popped up for it
@goC4yourself, I’ve asked tons of people how to stop this and they always suggest denying microphone access to all apps etc. but nothing seems to work
@Snarfel Burger, supposedly they make devices that plug into your phones audio port (if it has one) that fool the device into thinking it has an external microphone and therefore disabling the onboard one. Whether it actually works or not, I don't know. Just get a flip phone.
@goC4yourself, I’ve thought about getting a flip phone, I spend too much of my life on this thing anyway. That’s interesting about the audio thing though, sounds like a motive for Apple to remove the audio port that I didn’t know about. It’s ALL coming together...
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I recently received an email for some bedsheets from a site I only visited to show the bedsheets to my significant other, never put in my email or anything