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Helen Tech: Phones snooping on audio (38) RE: Tech: Phones snooping on audio 21 Jun 21

Sandra, that's my usual line when I'm told to do the QR code thingy for COVID contact tracing. "Sorry, my phone isn't a smart phone, it's a stupid phone." My next line is usually, "If the government requires me to use a smart phone then they can supply me with the phone and pay for the data usage."

I was at work a few years back in an office and I heard a couple of my colleagues having a quiet chat. Next thing I heard one of them ask why her phone had shown something on the topic she was just talking about. She was adamant that she had not done any searches for that topic. She was an intensely private person. I think she would have been devastated to think that her conversations were being monitored in any way, even by tech/robot means.

I told Hubby about the incident and he (an IT techie) said she obviously had not changed the relevant privacy settings on her phone. That's all I know about it, but I can ask him for more info if anyone needs to know.

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