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Why I’m 100% Convinced Facebook is Listening to My Conversations.

We all know targeted advertising is super creepy. But have you ever gotten an ad that just seems TOO specific to something you were recently talking about?? Lots of us have — which is why the theory exists that advertisers secretly use your smartphone’s microphone to collect data and serve ads.

I believe this theory is true, and I’m going to share three examples of ads I’ve gotten in the past week which I think were generated based on my conversations. I’ll explain why I believe they came from audio data and also why…

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