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    Default Man tests if Google is listening to his mic in live video... Watch what he finds




    This guy does a live stream, and surfs around the Internet looking at Google ads, as a control.

    Then he says "dog toys" into his microphone and goes back and looks through Google ad results again.

    Take a wild guess what happens next.


    This video is a must-watch. Have a computer in your living room? Ever have personal conversations near your computer? What about your cell phones or television? Knowledge is power, people.

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    Holy crap, batman! If this is true as it sure looks that way in the video, I am blown at how invasive technology has become. Also suspect this may be just the tip of the iceberg. I do not have a mic of web cam but, damn!

    Curious as to how the online community is going to react to this ever increasing invasion. Ugh!
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    Default Re: Man tests if Google is listening to his mic in live video... Watch what he finds

    Yes, it IS just the tip of the iceberg, because your cell phones and even smart appliances such as TVs and anything else with a mic can do the same thing.

    They can also tell by background noise what type of environment you're in, whether you're on a bus, train, at home watching TV, etc. Not that they couldn't get that from GPS data as well. But they are getting every piece of info from every single angle that they can on you through these devices.

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    At some point that animal is going to turn rabid, it's already starting to foam at the mouth.

    Driving Miss Dazy in the Land of Confusion.

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    Default Re: Man tests if Google is listening to his mic in live video... Watch what he finds

    I wonder if anyone else spotted this. At 4:40, when he's setting up his test, he twice in 10 seconds mentions that he wants AFFORDABLE dog toys.

    A few minutes later, when he then looks at the ads that have appeared, he sees an ad for A FORD truck, and passes it by without making the connection.

    ~~~

    Another test to do — for anyone — is to see if e-mails are read and passed onto advertisers when certain topics are mentioned. If you have two addresses, you could e-mail yourself, from account #1 to account #2, talking about how you really have to go shopping online tomorrow for (say) a new bed, or a kitchen appliance. I really think I'll do that.

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    Default Re: Man tests if Google is listening to his mic in live video... Watch what he finds

    I did just that today...will give the results in a few days...if not a few hours, or even worst in a few minutes!

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    Default Re: Man tests if Google is listening to his mic in live video... Watch what he finds

    Too much evidence when ads appear from voice now, as well as text, to dispute sophisticated invasive technology.  Voice analysis very common request when phoning departments/companies before one gets the opportunity to speak to a human operator so I can't imagine this tech not being used for data analysis over every voice connection that is in close proximity to tech.

    Incidently:  I requested on-line (text) chat the other day for my phone company to resolve an issue and it took a bit of (frustrating) navigation to bypass the A.I. who named itself (Steven or some such name), who offered solutions and then asked me to have patience as IT was in training and would really like to resolve my issue before transferring me to a human operator.  IT kept asking me to rephrase my question (sigh).

    Anyway what I wanted to share was a curiosity as to just how sophisticated technology is, that we are unaware of, that takes us into the realm of woowoo.  For example:

    For the past few days "macaroni cheese" has been popping into my thoughts.  Haven't made it for several years.  This morning I spotted small noodles in one of my glass cannisters and felt a rush of excitement about making mac cheese over the next day or so.

    An hour later my daughter came to me and said "Mum I really, really feel like macaroni cheese".  I smiled as I was internally putting this down to common shared telepathy until she went on to show me where her craving originated.  A girlfriend had just sent her a meme on her phone of a bird sitting in a bowl of macaroni cheese!

    Coincidence?  Or is there a level of surveillance and influential technology crossing the thought barriers without consent.  i.e. have we already been "uploaded" to the cloud?

    I personally don't doubt this but proving it ... well that a lot harder.  But perhaps over time as more and more insignificant circumstances, like macaroni cheese, come to light to dissolve coincidence theory then a case could be publically brought to light for discussion/evaluation. 

    We can of course only cringe at "what else besides a craving for mac cheese" is being covertly thought infiltrated via technology to more than one person in close proximity to each other.

    As I have come to my own personal awareness that our thoughts, emotions and body are not US but a machine that we operate, (sadly in conjunction with a powerful set of "covert" programming that is difficult to identify let alone counter), I diligently analyze, process, and filter (to the best of my current abilities) all thoughts, emotions and physical reactions that do not resonate with the ME that I have identified to be real.

    On a positive note I am hopeful that when we do eventually conclusively unravel and identify this sophisticated tech we will actually draw closer to answering the million dollar question of who we are.

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    i am really loking forward to a great steak dinner out! We had to postone our trip to the USA. See if I get a response from Corporate America by posting this on PA. I will try for another purchase topic in email. See what happens ...
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    Default Re: Man tests if Google is listening to his mic in live video... Watch what he finds

    Well, well, well a quick search and maybe not so woowoo after all.  Considering it can be reasonably assumed that when tech hits a crude stage in mainstream it has been highly developed, mastered, and contolled "underground" then human neural network access by A.I. isn't as far fetched as it sounds.

    https://www.thesun.co.uk/tech/526369...an-university/

    SCIENTISTS have created a creepy artificial intelligence system that can read your mind.
    (...)


    "Neural networks are at the centre of many developments in AI including Google's translation tool, Facebook's facial recognition software and Snapchat's live filters."

    (Apologies haven't vetted publication source but enough gist is in this article to dig deeper for those inclined.)
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    Default Re: Man tests if Google is listening to his mic in live video... Watch what he finds

    Quote Posted by Bill Ryan (here)
    I wonder if anyone else spotted this. At 4:40, when he's setting up his test, he twice in 10 seconds mentions that he wants AFFORDABLE dog toys.

    A few minutes later, when he then looks at the ads that have appeared, he sees an ad for A FORD truck, and passes it by without making the connection.

    ~~~

    Another test to do — for anyone — is to see if e-mails are read and passed onto advertisers when certain topics are mentioned. If you have two addresses, you could e-mail yourself, from account #1 to account #2, talking about how you really have to go shopping online tomorrow for (say) a new bed, or a kitchen appliance. I really think I'll do that.
    That to me is a sure sign that it is A.I doing the watching, and not some actual person?

    Just like A.I watches all those expert Fighting and computer Waring gamers, some of those guy's-gall's are quite amazing at winning them and A.I is there being trained by them.
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    Default Re: Man tests if Google is listening to his mic in live video... Watch what he finds

    I'll do a test on world peace, happiness, free will and millions of (fake) dollars printed on worthless pieces of paper and see what happens. I could also do no one is starving, suffering or psychologically tortured and see what it comes up with. I'll bet, nothing.
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    Quote Posted by Olam (here)
    I did just that today...will give the results in a few days...if not a few hours, or even worst in a few minutes!
    So here is what I did.
    I sent a gmail account email to a friend mentioning I really love purple shirts and that I was looking to buy one. Asked her if she knew of any good websites that sell nice purple shirts..
    :-)
    She was like, " Why are you asking ME that"?, " How should I know"?
    hehe
    I told her never mind, will explain later.

    I then went around websites, kind of random places I never go and shopping places.

    Well I will say right away that I never saw an add for a purple shirt.
    I realized I had to remove my adblocker too..!
    Also realized that I never ever go to those websites, I never browse just because I'm bored and so I don't visit those "cool videos" websites
    or websites to visit when your bored.
    SO, maybe I should check longer, not sure how thats going to go.

    It was a good excersise though, I realized how much time people loose in the their lives browsing all those amazingly stupid websites!, zero calorie websites, you could check those everyday for the rest of your life and still have lots to go. Just amazing whats out there to get people lost in a daze of meaningless info.!

    Note: On the reverse side thought, I am getting lots of spam emails having been flagged by passing thru those junk websites, so in that sense, I have been logged when visiting them. On my main account thought, not thge one I used for the test...

    Now I have to write to my friend again explaining to her what I did there....lol

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    Default Re: Man tests if Google is listening to his mic in live video... Watch what he finds

    I wonder how this is used in conjunction with our phones....

    On the one hand I would expect that this "could" be used to gain advance intel on potential threats to peace but could also be nefariously used to derail legitimate democratic and lawful discontent with the excesses of the state.
    By removing Facebook and related apps many users report a 30% increase in battery life...just what are these apps doing in the background when not specifically opened by users?

    I asked a traffic analyst in Toronto why they didn't ask Google and GPS/Satnav companies for metadata on driving statistics so they could improve traffic light timing and the flow of traffic in the city. Google wanted $30 MILLION dollars.

    We are the product...

    Perhaps it is time to consider paying for a secure browser.......if there even is one.

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    Default Re: Man tests if Google is listening to his mic in live video... Watch what he finds

    Ok they're listing: how can one turn off the mic on our computers?


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    Default Re: Man tests if Google is listening to his mic in live video... Watch what he finds

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    Quote Posted by Bill Ryan (here)
    I wonder if anyone else spotted this. At 4:40, when he's setting up his test, he twice in 10 seconds mentions that he wants AFFORDABLE dog toys.

    A few minutes later, when he then looks at the ads that have appeared, he sees an ad for A FORD truck, and passes it by without making the connection.
    That to me is a sure sign that it is A.I doing the watching, and not some actual person?
    Well, we have to be careful with our terms! That 'A.I.' was hardly intelligent.

    It's merely a voice recognition system that's programmed to look for certain combinations of key words. Real 'A.I.' is something quite different.

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    Quote Posted by ramus (here)
    how can one turn off the mic on our computers?
    Yes, it's easy to turn off a microphone. REALLY interesting would be to do tests to see if 'Dog Toys' (etc!) are detected with the mic turned off.

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    Default Re: Man tests if Google is listening to his mic in live video... Watch what he finds

    I'll run some test today on my MacBook Air ........I will go to Amazon's web site to see if the banners match my dog treats conversation.
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    Default Re: Man tests if Google is listening to his mic in live video... Watch what he finds

    To turn off the microphone on a Mac, go to system preferences: click “keyboard”, then “dictation” & “off”.




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    I've just emailed myself to my other account a reminder to look in Ikea for an armchair lol! Let's see what happens!

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    Default Re: Man tests if Google is listening to his mic in live video... Watch what he finds

    I noticed that mic appear a while back. I'm not suprised at all they are live tracking audio. This is mainly about entrainment. Getting us to shrug, say meh, and eventually accept a soft surveillance state.

    Can you use Javascript to disable the internal browser mic + cam? I'm building a site now and am interested in browser security, specifically what surveillance cameras you can switch off using JS:

    https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/.../Web_Audio_API

    The really paranoid part of me thinks they might be able to override any settings set by Javascript in the browser. But remember... ***we agreed to the Google Terms and Conditions.*** None of this was forced on anyone. I speak as someone who has a gmail account. They have to respect our free will, and get our consent. Using Chrome or gmail is consenting to their plan.

    Downloading chromium might help. I wonder if live audio tracking still works if you're using chromium.
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