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Nettstedet VICE påminner om at Facebook og andre apper kan avlytte det som skjer i nærheten og f.eks. sender deg reklame relatert til det som blir sagt.

Dette skal dog ikke skje(?) hvis man er påpasselig med å skru av appenes tilgang til mobilens mikrofon (husk kameraet). Så da er det vel greit? “Har man ikke noe å skjule har man ikke noe å frykte” er en populær floskel.

A friend and I were sitting at a bar, iPhones in pockets, discussing our recent trips in Japan and how we’d like to go back. The very next day, we both received pop-up ads on Facebook about cheap return flights to Tokyo.

 

It seemed like just a spooky coincidence, but then everyone seems to have a story about their smartphone listening to them. So is this just paranoia, or are our smartphones actually listening?

 

According to Dr. Peter Hannay—The senior security consultant for cybersecurity firm Asterisk, and former lecturer and researcher at Edith Cowan University—the short answer is yes..

 

..“From time to time, snippets of audio do go back to [other apps like Facebook’s] servers but there’s no official understanding what the triggers for that are,” explains Peter. “Whether it’s timing or location-based or usage of certain functions, [apps] are certainly pulling those microphone permissions and using those periodically.

 

..All the internals of the applications send this data in encrypted form, so it’s very difficult to define the exact trigger.”

Mao. innvilger avlytterne seg selv bruk av kryptering, mens det om resten av oss gjerne fremstilles som noe suspekt..!

 

I decided to try an experiment. Twice a day for five days, I tried saying a bunch of phrases that could theoretically be used as triggers. Phrases like I’m thinking about going back to uni and I need some cheap shirts for work. Then I carefully monitored the sponsored posts on Facebook for any changes.

 

The changes came literally overnight. Suddenly I was being told mid-semester courses at various universities, and how certain brands were offering cheap clothing.

 

A private conversation with a friend about how I’d run out of data led to an ad about cheap 20 GB data plans. And although they were all good deals, the whole thing was eye-opening and utterly terrifying.

 

Artikkelen stiller også spørsmål om hvor langt tilgangen til de oppsamlede data strekker seg. NSA? CIA? PST? SVR? …?

 

PS. Selv om VICE er kjent som et venstre-radikalt, über politisk korrekt nettsted, har både TEK.no (i 2016) og andre skrevet om det samme og med referanse til flere fagekspertise kilder. Det har også kommet visse innrømmelser fra angjeldende selskaper som Google, Facebook osv.

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