Google is listening and recording your conversation

Last Update: June 04, 2016

Few days ago, I was chatting with my wife about something and few hours later, I checked my emails and found the content relevant to our conversations were in advertisement in the sidebar.

Although, there were phones and laptops in the room but I did not search relevant terms on the web.

It was a bit scary to see as if somebody was listening to our conversation.

Now a news came out today.

Google’s been quietly recording your voice. Voice & Audio Activity, you help Google recognize your voice and improve speech and audio recognition

How to find and delete your recordings

  1. Log into
  2. Click on the hamburger icon on the top left of the page
  3. Go to “Voice & Audio Activity”
  4. Scroll through your list to see all the silly things there is audio proof of you asking about
  5. Click on one of the squares to select a recording to delete
  6. Stop using the voice function if you don’t want to listen to yourself again in the future

I doubt that it has been just limited to recording, this has been used to advertise stuff as well.

Be careful and switch off the recording function, if you donot want Google to abuse it.

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Kate48 Premium
Wow. That's intrusive. Mine was already shut off thanks goodness.
mobader Premium
Yes I have stopped it today
theresroth Premium
What hamburger icon? There is no hamburger icon.
mobader Premium
That probably referred to this =
theresroth Premium
Oh! Ok thanks☺
Martstervt Premium
Thanks for this I will check it out. Since I do some work with Garage Band I may have been recorded more than what I wanted.

RickBell57 Premium
Yes we are being watched and marketed to. Been this way for a while I think. They have tracked us and know exactly what to advertise to us. No getting around it. As they are King of the jungle.

Well I guess if we don't use them, and hide our ip from everyone. Then we could go in peace..To a point.

But not just them. Others will always be doing this. We ourselves can leave tracking pixels. So that others see our advertisements and pages as well.

Until the government figures out a way to step in, the internet will always be a risky place to set up camp.
mobader Premium
Yes, I understand. If you are searching and get relevant advertisements, that makes sense but listening and targeting like this is scary.
Sensei23 Premium
Mine say's paused and I have no history but thanks good to know.
mobader Premium
Better be paused.