Is YouTube Listening to Your Telephone Calls?

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Yes, YouTube is listening to your phone calls. Hear me out, and let me tell you how it’s done.  Two people have a phone conversation and talk about a particular product they want to buy.  Say it’s an Amazon Alexa for example.  After you repeat the words “Amazon Alexa” a couple of times through the microphone in your phone, Google and YouTube pick up on the keywords.  The next time you sign into YouTube an ad for Amazon Alexa will pop up almost immediately. Not only will an ad for Amazon Alexa pop up, an ad for a related product Google Home will also popup. You can try it on your own. It will even work for a conversation about colored pencils.

The microphone settings on your phone for YouTube are super smart. The software can separate your phone conversations by your gender and the ads will play in a different order accordingly.  If two men are having a conversation the ads will behave in a different manner, than if a man or a woman were having a conversation.

What is more interesting is that you do not have to have a telephone conversation for YouTube to listen to your conversations. Your phone can be in your pocket and YouTube is still listening for the names of products or keywords you are talking about to send you ads.

Pete Erickson, founder of Modev, conducted an interview with Fox5 News on this very subject of cell phone privacy and how companies are accessing your microphone to advertise. Pete also detailed how conversations from your colleagues are also being picked up on your cell phone while go to the bathroom and your cell phone is on your desk. To learn more about Pete’s informative interview on Fox5 you can watch the video here.

Here is a useful video tutorial on how to turn off your microphone so that YouTube, Facebook, and other applications cannot listen to your conversations.  The tutorial will show you how to turn off your microphone on iPhones and Androids.

The author of this article, Andy Peters, discovered how YouTube is listening to telephone conversations during a failed Magic trick.

Advertising on YouTube is worth billion and billions of dollars. Are you Ok with YouTube listening to your conversations to sell you products?

For the past couple of years, people have been speaking out against the NSA and the United States Government for listening in on our phone conversations. The NSA has scaled back its efforts.  Are YouTube, Facebook, What’s App, and other social media websites invading your privacy more than the NSA?  Should it be scaled back? What else is YouTube doing with the information it has about our conversations?

Stamford Magician Becomes First Entertainer in the World to Accept Bitcoin, Ether, Ripple, and Tron for Payment

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A Magician from Stamford, Connecticut, Andy Peters has announced that he will now accept payment for Magic via the crypto currencies Bitcoin, Ripple, and Tron. Andy is the first Magician and Entertainer in the World to accept Bitcoin, Ether, Ripple, and Tron for Magic. 

When asked why, he is accepting crypto currencies for Magic Andy said, “I am known within the Magic Community as a Zeitgeist, I often see trends first. I feel that digital currencies are good for Magic. They are our future.” There are very few businesses that accept Bitcoin and there are even less that accept Ripple and Tron. By accepting these currencies for entertainment Andy is giving the buyer a new area to spend their crypto currencies, for entertainment, and attracting a new clientele.

Andy believes in the value of crypto currencies, as they will gradually go up over time. A show that you got paid for with $500 in Bitcoin or Ether might be worth $2,000 two years from now.  Just think about how many more illusions a Magician could build and how many Magic tours he or she could do. 

When asked why Andy is accepting Ripple as well as Tron Andy said, “The altcoins Tron and Ripple have a much larger upside than Bitcoin, if anyone wants to retire in two years from now, invest in Tron and Ripple.” Andy is known for his predictions, especially at his shows.  Andy believes that the richest person in the world will soon be a Crypto Billionaire.  Andy also believes that the first Trillionaire in world will be a crypto investor. It’s probably going to be Jeff Bezos or Jack Ma, both own retail companies that will soon be using Crypto currencies.  

Andy is known for making his own illusions. You can’t see them anywhere else.  Andy is known for his charm and personality.  He entertains audiences of all ages. You can follow his Magic online on Instagram or Twitter. Andy performs all around the world.  If any crypto traders or Magic Enthusiast are interested in hiring him, check out his website www.andypetersmagic.com or call / text him at 646-389-0303.