December 3, 2022

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Finally, Google “listens” to us and makes similar ads. But there is a way to stop it

Finally, the The Google Does he listen to us on our cell phone? The answer is yes, but there is a way to stop it.

As it turns out, this isn’t just another conspiracy theory because Google actually monitors users’ conversations and then shows targeted ads, even for things they never looked for online.

And the way this is done is with the help of artificial intelligence.

Everything we do online — like picture, watch video, follow account — leaves traces, which apps from big tech companies like Google and Facebook collect to display ads that they think interest us, about things we haven’t previously searched online.

However, traces of the conversations we had while our mobile phone was also left behind, since the mobile microphone is constantly open so that the voice assistance services work, with commands like “Hey Siri” or “OK ​​Google”.

However, there is a way to limit voice search ads, as they are called.

To turn off, in the case of an iOS device, the way is by going to Settings, then Siri & Search and turning off Listen for “Hey Siri,” “Press the Siri Side Button,” and “Allow Siri When Locked.”

On Android devices, the path is “Settings”, then “Google”, from there “Account services”, then “Search, Assistant and Voice”, then “Voice” and turn off “Hey Google”.