Kindle Fire, Big Brother listening in?

Discussion in 'SMB' started by Floyd, Jun 14, 2018 at 8:02 PM.

  1. Floyd

    Floyd Midfield

    I made an offhand comment to a family member about a particular netflix series being recommended by a book club on twitter whilst we were watching tv via my kindle fire. Lo and behold when I open the netflix app on the device about an hour later the 1st series being advertised is the one I was saying had been recommended!

    Can Kindle fire devices listen in to conversations going on around them to target adverts (or any other nefarious actions)?
     
  2. niceonemarra

    niceonemarra Winger

  3. rocky

    rocky Striker

  4. FIVE

    FIVE Striker

  5. Beaker

    Beaker Winger

    Yes.

    Just like Google Assistant, Siri, Alexa and the like are always listening.
     
  6. Nipple Salad

    Nipple Salad Midfield

    I've always shut Cortana down, no insider knowledge just found Microsoft trying to crowbar her in annoying.
     
  7. Slippery Jim

    Slippery Jim Striker

    Depends how old it is. I've got the first generation Kindle Fire and it doesn't even have a microphone so unless its lip reading I think I'm safe.
     
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  8. HABA87

    HABA87 Winger

    We're paying for the pleasure of being spied on.
     
  9. Unbalanced Views

    Unbalanced Views Central Defender

    If they hear you planning a Bank heist they call the Police, so be careful
     
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  10. Kevj

    Kevj Winger

    I’ve just asked Alexa to play some music I’d like. It obliged.

    Edit. Within three intros, I’ve told her to shut up.
     
    Last edited: Jun 14, 2018 at 9:14 PM
  11. Nipple Salad

    Nipple Salad Midfield

    All the keeping up with the Jones types have funded ISIS, the KGB and the CIA until 2030 :lol:
     
  12. FishburnMackem

    FishburnMackem Midfield

    Yes mate. On numerous occasions I have been talking about a certain product, whip my phone out 5 minutes later and there's ads all over for that exact product.. scary really.
     
  13. bigmarlon

    bigmarlon Full Back

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