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Listen to and delete your secretly recorded google voice records.

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posted on Jun, 6 2016 @ 06:37 AM
My list was empty on both my google accounts.
And ive been using both accounts on my Galaxy S2, S4, and S5 - since 2012.

Oh well. Guess it is because I always root the phone, and freeze and uninstall all bloatware?

posted on Jun, 6 2016 @ 07:24 AM

originally posted by: rival
It's surprising how many ATS'ers are willingly carrying
around a smart surveillance device on their person.

Isn't this a conspiracy website?


Not this girl...
I gave up my smart phone over a year ago. Funny the looks on people's faces when I tell them I don't have or use a phone. Like I have three heads...
My husband has an iphone though, that he uses "carefully". While going through the apps he found one that he was not able to delete, came installed with the phone. when we looked up what it was...location came up LANGLEY, VIRGINIA... That was all we needed to know.

posted on Jun, 6 2016 @ 10:13 AM
I never use the voice features on any of my devices IPad, Samsung tablet, or Samsung phone. I always have an instant suspicion of any feature that creates a "convenience" for us such as fingerprint lock, face recognition security, eye scanning,Google pay, Samsung pay, etc etc. Convenience is the trap they set for us. I always keep the location turned off, and I get my directions the old fashioned way, maps then print. I have a Facebook with no pictures of myself or anyone I love. And with all the predictive text and searches, I make sure I'm not logged into to google when searching for anything or doing any shopping. It is harder to track the habits of a random user.

With facial recognition technologies fast on the way to mass market, people will be able to find out everything accessible about you with the camera of their phone. That scares the shyt out of me personally! I urge you all to be vigilant about safeguarding yourselves online.
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posted on Jun, 6 2016 @ 10:15 AM
a reply to: gladtobehere

I am not sure how I missed this post, but this has been known for a while. I think Gizmodo had an article on this forever ago. The only reason I remember is I turned this feature off and disabled google voice assist. I have SIRI disabled for the same reason.

Here is just one article from last year that discusses the same thing, but I have had it disabled before that even.

Edit, also, according to BING, this page has been around for YEARS: Source Which means google has had this information out there for anyone to see since they started doing it. Nothing nefarious here.
edit on 6-6-2016 by raymundoko because: (no reason given)

posted on Jun, 6 2016 @ 11:33 AM
I'm such an interesting person that I'm sure any data collected on me is viewed in real time by a live human being. That's just plain creepy!


Does that mean they should be doing it? Ethically? No. But it is a voluntary thing that I don't have to participate in. I can choose not to use the internet and use modern technology.

I can also choose to start an ethical smart phone company, ethical software company, ethical internet provider.

I can do all these things as an alternative.

I find it terribly ironic that the same people who are pro capitalism and anti-socialist are freaked out by this. This is what happens when capitalism is allowed to run amok. This is what happens when privatization is allowed to run wild. These companies can do what they want, collect and sell what they want because YOU have AGREED to it.

You don't have any recourse because we have all voted to strip our government of any power to make sure these companies are acting in an ethical manner about the data they collect. We have also stripped the government of any accountability and oversight into the data they themselves collect. When you have a bare-bones government, a lot of things get run roughshod over.

Yay! Unbridled capitalism and privatization!

Just don't bitch about it and pretend like it's horrible when its exactly what you advocate for in every other economic sector.

posted on Jun, 6 2016 @ 11:44 AM
a reply to: fleabit

You still purchased it. No one held you at gunpoint or forced you to buy anything.

If you don't like the direction things are heading, then form alternatives. Create your own OS. It's a free market that's allowed this to happen. And in a free market you are "free" to create a competitor that is more ethical and transparent.

The fact of the matter is -- maybe 100 people in this thread are upset, but tens of millions of Americans don't care. Even if you told them everything -- they wouldn't care. They have nothing to hide and there isn't an army of live, living human beings assigned to watch just them. All the data is aggregated and stored for archival and statistical purposes. In the event you commit crimes it may be retrieved to establish criminal intent.

No, "don't use it" isn't a lame excuse.

You have options. Use an alternative. Create your own. Don't be an arm-chair internet security expert and expect to change the world by complaining. Get out there and manufacture the change you want to see.

You'll find that most people don't care like you do, and you'll find it near impossible to convince them to care. The benefits of the data collection in their lives outweigh the cons. Having target advertisements means more relevant information is presented to them. Having their smartphone aware of its environment means handy "suggestions" are given to them.

What these companies are doing is well within their rights as a PRIVATE COMPANY providing an OPTIONAL service that you CHOOSE to PURCHASE in a FREE MARKET ECONOMY.

I love how people want little to no government involvement or regulation on industry and then complain when companies do crap like this. It's like I can hear people crying, "Where are the consumer protections!" ... You got rid of them in favor of unbridled capitalism and let the market do it's "thing".

Clearly the people don't care enough to pay attention or ask enough questions.

posted on Jun, 7 2016 @ 10:49 AM

originally posted by: Kandinsky
a reply to: gladtobehere


It's actually real and I can hardly believe it. Cheeky bastards!!

There's nothing in my ones to care about because they're just conversation snippets. It's like a random noise generated something that sounded like "OK Google" and set off the device.

Gotta say it's no wonder the NSA was hacking the Google servers because the industrial, political and commercial espionage potential must be priceless.

Do you give them permission to access your "microphone" or whatever it is?

I wonder if that's the reason some ppl have a record and others do not.

Regardless, I'm tired of this kind of BS. Can we go back to the way life used to be? Before NATIONAL SECURITY and keeping The Homeland safe caused all us regular folks to lose ALL of our freaking privacy?

posted on Jun, 7 2016 @ 10:51 AM

originally posted by: darkbake
Mine is empty, I think it says I have the feature turned off.

Exactly. I just say no to push notifications, actually notifications of any kind, access to my microphone and access to my camera.

Next they'll admit trees hours of unknown video footage stored someplace.

posted on Jun, 7 2016 @ 11:50 AM

originally posted by: lovebeck
Gotta say it's no wonder the NSA was hacking the Google servers because the industrial, political and commercial espionage potential must be priceless.

The NSA doesn't need to hack Google God. Google God is lock step in the same goose step march with NSA/CIA/NASA/DARPA/NSF etc:

posted on Jun, 7 2016 @ 05:59 PM
I know a lot of people dislike all these services that are data mining..and I can appreciate the paranoia of course
in saying that, most of the features are really convenient. location services on a cell phone will let you use gps, or tell you in a flash what restaurants are nearby, etc. google voice activations will learn your and everyone elses voice, allowing for easier voice interface, etc.

I would recommend if you do something dodgy, use a different computer thats on lockdown..otherwise, if you are just yapping on twitter about the latest game or season of x factor, that kind of stuff being your bulk, sure..use is fully helpful and whats the worst that can happen? someone hacks google and finds out you have a thing for asian feet and trivia websites? if that happens, you can sue em for a billion billion dollarazoos for handing out your private info when they trip over themselves demanding they wont do just that.

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