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Author Topic: Google to Spy on Your Phone Calls Now...  (Read 2842 times)

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Google to Spy on Your Phone Calls Now...
« on: March 23, 2012, 07:46:30 AM »
It never stops... Now Google will spy on your phone call background noise... yeah... sure... just the background noise... right...

Well, that and everything else under the sun...

http://www.dailymail...nds-phone-calls.html

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Adverts could soon be tailored according to the background noise around you when using your smartphone, if a patent application by Google becomes reality.

The search engine giant has filed for a patent called ‘Advertising based on environmental conditions’.

As that title implies, it’s not just background sounds that could be used to determine what adverts you seen on your mobile phone. The patent also describes using ‘temperature, humidity, light and air composition’ to produced targeted adverts.

I wonder if they'll also be reporting on that to their CIA masters...  :-\

I really want a new mobile OS that doesn't turn my phone into a spy.

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Re: Google to Spy on Your Phone Calls Now...
« Reply #1 on: March 23, 2012, 08:13:27 AM »
Well, ignoring the privacy thing, the patent makes me angry. How can something like this be patentable? Isn't there supposed to be something non-obvious in a patent? More and more patents seem to be related to the "what to do" question instead of the "how to do it" question.

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Re: Google to Spy on Your Phone Calls Now...
« Reply #2 on: March 23, 2012, 08:22:23 AM »
The possibilities are endless!  ;D

We hear public transportation- care for a little loan (and some dignity?)
Gold Gym! - someone just called u a little bitch
that sounded bad!! -  diarrhea meds?

Can u blame me for laughing at this insanity?  ;D

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Re: Google to Spy on Your Phone Calls Now...
« Reply #3 on: March 23, 2012, 09:36:12 AM »
I feel like starting a troll meme with title (inside spoiler).

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Re: Google to Spy on Your Phone Calls Now...
« Reply #4 on: March 23, 2012, 10:21:07 AM »
Can u blame me for laughing at this insanity?  ;D

Nope.

It gets stupider and stupider every day. It's an accelerating downward spiral. What can you do? Laughter seems like a good way to maintain one's sanity!


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Re: Google to Spy on Your Phone Calls Now...
« Reply #5 on: March 23, 2012, 10:32:15 AM »
Anybody remember this? It's just a matter of time.  ;)



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Re: Google to Spy on Your Phone Calls Now...
« Reply #6 on: March 23, 2012, 10:46:45 AM »
What can you do? Laughter seems like a good way to maintain one's sanity!

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Re: Google to Spy on Your Phone Calls Now...
« Reply #7 on: March 23, 2012, 11:26:11 AM »
It'll be when Google starts seriously working on robots that I will really begin to worry... that reminds me of a film  :-\
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Re: Google to Spy on Your Phone Calls Now...
« Reply #8 on: March 23, 2012, 12:01:31 PM »
Anybody remember this? It's just a matter of time.  ;)




Interesting - can't see that in the UK!

Is this the same one - if so I want the chair NOW!! (Even if it does whisper at me)
« Last Edit: March 23, 2012, 12:30:27 PM by Carol Haynes »

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Re: Google to Spy on Your Phone Calls Now...
« Reply #9 on: March 23, 2012, 03:37:23 PM »
Is this the same one -

yes, same one but just the animation is on app's link
(for once I can see something on youtube that others cant!)

- if so I want the chair NOW!! (Even if it does whisper at me)

cool chair all right!
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Re: Google to Spy on Your Phone Calls Now...
« Reply #10 on: March 23, 2012, 04:17:29 PM »
I want to patent the way you hold a cell when you are talking or typing (Hands "r" us corp. patent number 666666)

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Re: Google to Spy on Your Phone Calls Now...
« Reply #11 on: March 23, 2012, 08:24:23 PM »
It never stops... Now Google will spy on your phone call background noise... yeah... sure... just the background noise... right...

Just one more reason to keep watching pr0n while making phone calls....except now I can turn the sound up and have a legitimate excuse.

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Re: Google to Spy on Your Phone Calls Now...
« Reply #12 on: March 23, 2012, 08:32:34 PM »
What no one has pointed out is that a good quality phone should not pick up the background noise to analyse!

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Re: Google to Spy on Your Phone Calls Now...
« Reply #13 on: March 23, 2012, 08:58:22 PM »
What no one has pointed out is that a good quality phone should not pick up the background noise to analyse!

With iPhone's popularity everybody is conditioned to know such a thing does not exist  ;D

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Re: Google to Spy on Your Phone Calls Now...
« Reply #14 on: March 24, 2012, 06:45:54 AM »
What no one has pointed out is that a good quality phone should not pick up the background noise to analyse!

With iPhone's popularity everybody is conditioned to know such a thing does not exist  ;D

Not quite.

Remember that Google is writing a mobile OS... Big thing there.

For background noise removal, all that happens AFTER the mic. So it's pretty much trivial to get the full mic, find the background noise and analyse it, then process the sound to remove the background noise for the normal phone call.

Oh, and did you know that the same thing is going on in other consumer electronics? :P (Yeah... the rabbit hole goes down pretty deep...)

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