Hundreds of Mobile Games Listen as You Watch TV | News & Opinion

PC MAGAZINE | on Wed, Jan 3, 5:00 PM

It seems that we are increasingly moving towards a free-to-play world on mobile devices where consumers pay with their data rather than their wallets. But how that data is acquired is far from transparent, and in some cases quite underhanded. As The New York Times[1] reports, right now on the Google Play Store there are over 250 games[2] that use the microphone on your smartphone to listen to what you watch. They use software from a company called Alphonso, which exists to collect TV viewing ...

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