Does Google and Facebook listen in and record conversations and audio even when they’re not open?
In this video we attempt a rigorous test of the question “Is Google Always Listening to you through your microphone?: The idea of tech companies or governments infringing on our privacy is a threat is constantly in our minds and in the press. But is it happening now?
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Does Google always passively listen to your microphone, collecting data on you, to better target you with ads?
We performed a live test using Google chrome on a Windows 10 PC to discover whether the microphone appears to be recording us even when our browser is turned off in order to better target advertisements.
Here is the video: