In the past, we have published many articles proving that the Internet search giant, Google is secretly spying on people who are using its services.
Particularly, in 2015, we revealed how Google had tracked Smartphone users everywhere they go, indicating it with a red dot on a map, marking and making the user’s location much clearer for identification. This made users very vulnerable to cyber criminals and government agencies.
In the latest Google spying activities, the company has gone a step further, by recording the voice of its users. Below the article, is a step by step guide to hear the voice being secretly recorded, and how you can delete it, stopping the function permanently.
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According to the Free Thought Project, the recording feature secretly picking out voices, without the person’s consent, was built into Google’s search function as a means of delivering accurate search results. However, the sheer accuracy and amount of data Google is now storing, is chilling. Statistics show that Google now processes on average, over 40,000 search queries every second, which translates to over 3.5 billion searches per day and 1.2 trillion searches per year, worldwide.
The data from these searches is then stored on each individual who conducts them. Using this data – or steering results in a particular direction – the Internet giant effectively has the ability to influence the entire world. Aside from influence, Google can predict the future based on trends it sees, from the illegal records it has been keeping.
Reports suggest that Android users are more vulnerable to the illegal listening recording by Google. However, even if you don’t have an Android device, but still conduct Google searches on iDevices, Google is still listening and recording you.
The Independent points out: “The recordings can function as a kind of diary, reminding you of the various places and situations that you and your phone have been in. But it’s also a reminder of just how much information is collected about you, and how intimate that information can be. You’ll see more if you’ve an Android phone, which can be activated at any time just by saying “OK, Google.” But you may well also have recordings on there whatever devices you’ve interacted with Google using.”
When this was revealed, Google defended itself, saying that the information it is illegally taking away is never personally used against any user, but is rather done solely for the purpose of enlightening users’ experience on the web. But the big questions are: Can you trust Google? Can you imagine what will happen if the information is used against you?
Tech experts say much of this search history is tied into location data retrieved from the device used to conduct the query. This means that not only does the search engine have information on what your interests are, it has you specific interests based on