That Game on Your Phone May Be Tracking What You’re Watching on TV

If a game app on iOS or Android asks you to have access to the microphone and the game doesn’t require it to play the game, it’s listening to your environment and may serve up ads or feed a service that serves ads. This is one of the main reasons I don’t have an Amazon Echo or Google Home in my house, I don’t need something listening to me or what I’m doing and then judging me based on what it hears. Games shouldn’t be doing this sort of thing.

The start-up Alphonso collects viewing data for advertisers through mobile gaming apps that can track users on the devices’ microphones, even when the apps aren’t in use.

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