Why, yes, it probably is.
When you use your default settings, everything you say may be recorded through your device’s onboard microphone.
Our phones routinely collect our voice data, store it in a distant server, and use it for marketing purposes.
Your phone isn’t the only device that’s watching and listening to you.
How do you stop your phone from listening to you?
Here’s how to stop that:
- Login to Google’s “My Activity” page (all your web activity, basically)
- Tap filter by “Date & Product”
- Tap “Deselect All”
- Tap “Voice & Audio”
- Tap “Apply”
- Tap on “Voice and Audio” above whatever file you want to listen to.
- Tap “View recording” and play.
Are phones listening to us for advertising?
The results won’t surprise those in the information security industry who’ve known for years that the truth is that tech giants know so much about us that they don’t actually need to listen to our conversations to serve us targeted adverts. The reality is that advertisers have sophisticated ways of profiling users.
Are our phones spying on us?
Yes, your phone is spying on you and these researchers proved it. As Business Insider summarizes it, “The researchers found no instance in which these apps turned on the phone’s microphone unprompted and sent audio. But they did find that some apps were sending screen recordings and screenshots to third parties.”
Does Google listen to conversations?
No. Google is not recording all the calls or any thing which we generally do in android smartphone. It’s hard to imagine a smartphone without Google LLC. The tech giants Google had been in discussion among people about quietly hearing and recording conversation people do being around its product.