Google to spy on “background noise” for ads

Now Google plans to spy on background noise in your phone calls to bombard you with tailored adverts.
Patent also describes using other environmental factors such as air temperature to produce ads.
Adverts could soon be tailored according to the background noise around you when using your smartphone, if a patent application by Google becomes reality.
The search engine giant has filed for a patent called ‘Advertising based on environmental conditions’.
The patent also describes using ‘temperature, humidity, light and air composition’ to produced targeted adverts.

‘For example, advertisements for air conditioners can be sent to users located at regions having temperatures above a first threshold, while advertisements for winter overcoats can be sent to users located at regions having temperatures below a second threshold.’

Source: DailyMail

Facebook reads your SMS

But that’s just the tip of the iceberg. Better yet: glacier.

“Internet giant Facebook is accessing smartphone users’ personal text messages, an investigation revealed Sunday.
Facebook admitted reading text messages belonging to smartphone users who downloaded the social-networking app and said that it was accessing the data as part of a trial to launch its own messaging service, The (London) Sunday Times reported.
Other well-known companies accessing smartphone users’ personal data – such as text messages – include photo-sharing site Flickr, dating site Badoo and Yahoo Messenger, the paper said.
It claimed that some apps even allow companies to intercept phone calls – while others, such as YouTube, are capable of remotely accessing and operating users’ smartphone cameras to take photographs or videos at any time.
Security app My Remote Lock and the app Tennis Juggling Game were among smaller companies’ apps that may intercept users’ calls, the paper said.”

Source: FoxNews

Note: ALWAYS check the Android “permissions” of any app you want to install. Ask yourself: “why does this wallpaper need to access my contacts or camera?” If it stinks, it stinks!