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Why phones that secretly listen to us are a myth

Plenty of meat for conspiracy theorists to get their teeth into here even if the ‘always listening’ phone isn’t really a thing. Thinking about my own household, if I say “Hey Siri” at least three devices will try to talk back to me. Then there’s the TV, the Sky Q box, the children (scrub that, they don’t respond). Back in the 90’s, Scott McNealy said “Privacy is dead, get over it”. That’s probably more true now than ever…:

[…] Interestingly, the study found that most of the android phone apps seem to consume significantly more data in the silent rooms with many iOS apps using more in the audio-filled rooms. Analysts say they are unsure why this is the case but have determined to carry on researching the issue.


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Peter Glock
Over 30 years of designing, building and managing telecoms and IT services. Primarily working with large enterprise and professional services businesses in Asia, North America, continental Europe and the UK. Information security professional, secret physics nerd.

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