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    I'm not a fan of those things personally but yeah, that is a pretty cool side to them.

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    I think those things are where I draw the line on these corporations monitoring me, I've heard from everyone that has them how quickly targetted ads appear for them when they've been talking about something in the home, not too into the idea of them constantly listening in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by seismic egg View Post
    Of course, who knows how this approach will fair, i'll let you know in the future.
    Ha! You might get murdered in your sleep. There was a Jehovah's Witness at my school for a month or so, and she didn't have a TV so got a pretty hard time. Didn't even know Zammo had died.

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    I don’t have one, but your phone or computer listens in too. Any google search for an item you’re looking to buy will become a sponsored ad on forums, FB and IG, ect too.

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    If you don't use AdBlocker.

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    yep, partner at work moans about that all the time.

    Builda, ha! I'm not raising my kids like Armish peeps. They have tech but they tend to prefer to dress up and run around or sit and draw crazy shit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by buildafire View Post
    If you don't use AdBlocker.
    Still listening and watching though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by voodoo View Post
    I don’t have one, but your phone or computer listens in too.
    Doesn't that depend on how you have the settings? I have my iphone set so that I have to press the button to activate siri. I have to hold my phone fairly close for it to hear properly as well, with Alexa it has a much more sensitive microphone I would imagine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by voodoo View Post
    Still listening and watching though.
    I don't think it's that accurate if you don't havce facebook on your phone or whatever. I'm not on there, I don't get many ads and the ones I do see are pretty poorly judged. Not once have I had a conversation about horny singles in my area, and yet...

    Might by my accent though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ihatethegeneralpublic View Post
    I think those things are where I draw the line on these corporations monitoring me, I've heard from everyone that has them how quickly targetted ads appear for them when they've been talking about something in the home, not too into the idea of them constantly listening in.
    I think the only reason this happens is because people aren't as unique as they think they are, and that thousands of people who share similar traits often have some of the same interests, which is why not every ad you get is based on a conversation you had about bolognese near a Google Home.

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    Fulham FC fan in California sues over 'racist' number plate row:

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-47876650

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