Phone Spying

Phone Spying

Top of Mind with Julie Rose - Radio Archive, Episode 883 , Segment 3

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  • Aug 22, 2018 9:00 pm
  • 8:45 mins

Guest: Elleen Pan, Software Engineer Have you ever been talking about something with friends and all of a sudden you notice that you start getting ads for that thing on your Facebook feed? For years, there’s been a rumor that your phone is listening to everything you say and using that information. So, some researchers decided to find out if it was true. They looked at 17,000 apps for Android phones. And for half of those apps, yes, your phone is spying on you.

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