“Smartphones are small tracking devices,” Michelle De Mooy, Acting Director of the Center for Democracy and Technology’s Privacy & Data Project, told Digital Trends.
“We may not think of them like that because they’re very personal devices — they travel with us, they sleep next to us.
If you doubt that, and you’re a user of Google services, take a minute and visit this link.
If you’re logged into your Google account, it will show all your activity across Google’s services, from Chrome and Search to Android and YouTube.
If you’ve ever used voice search on Google, you’ll see a list of audio recordings that you can play back and listen to right now.
If you worry that your smartphone might be listening to your conversations, you’re not alone.
But companies are certainly applying algorithms to look for patterns and determine potentially useful things about your behaviors and interests. »