Google developing eavesdropping software

Discussion in 'Spyware' started by Far Canal, Sep 3, 2006.

  1. Far Canal

    Far Canal Guest

    A step too far?

    http://www.theregister.co.uk/2006/09/03/google_eavesdropping_software/

    "...Google is working on a system that listens to what's on your TV
    playing in the background, and then serves you relevant adverts,.."
     
    Far Canal, Sep 3, 2006
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    Tim Smith Guest

    This reminds me of a system I read about that they had running at
    Microsoft Research, as part of their internal email system. It could
    listen to you and the people in your office, apply speech recognition,
    and then from that, it would figure out if you were busy. It could then
    do a statistical analysis of incoming email and compare it with prior
    emails for which it knows which were important or not, and figure out
    how important the incoming email is. From all this, it could decide
    whether your should be interrupted now with the new message, or if it
    should just quietly be queued up. It sounded like something right out
    of Star Trek.
     
    Tim Smith, Sep 4, 2006
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    Newby Guest


    Disable your microphone.
     
    Newby, Sep 4, 2006
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    Far Canal Guest

    Tim Smith wrote
    There has to be at least a dozen reasons why they failed to work at M$.
    Unless they stole the technology from another company.
     
    Far Canal, Sep 4, 2006
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    Far Canal Guest

    Newby wrote

    And the 10,000,000 Skype users do what?
     
    Far Canal, Sep 4, 2006
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    Dave Cohen Guest

    That's nothing, they've had a system up and running that detects how
    hard you're breathing when visiting porn sites.
    Dave Cohen
     
    Dave Cohen, Sep 5, 2006
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