Is Google always listening: Live Test

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Coding in Flow : Well Google I want a girlfriend

2000 subscribers with no video : *1984* Thats the only thing on my mind right now. *BIG BROTHER IS WATCHING YOU!!*

Maniac Magge : Man Zuckerberg, you're digging a deeper hole for yourself

skeleton_love : I'm surprised Google hasn't suggested therapists for me yet.... But I do get a lot of dildo ads

Debre Szabolcs Attila : I like how nobody watched the stream, but the video became viral.

Cheesy Charlie : That’s actually creepy dude.

Tealdragon204 : Ever wonder why Google Chrome uses up so much CPU and RAM

Mike Baker : I believe that this is a thing, but the moment you clicked on the dog ad ( 5:58 ) you likely triggered traditional adsense and cookies so the subsequent dog ads are contaminated results.

Dead Link : That is actually really useful because if I want to buy something online and I can’t find it on eBay or amazon I can just talk about vanilla flavored condoms and bam it’s right there when I read a buzzfeed article

iNx : I have ad-block.

Simul8 : He missed the dog ads on Fark too!

TheGreatGamer64 : In Russia *YOU* listen to Google

Gavin Maik : Have you ever seen a comment and been like I wish I wrote that?

Kieron Kierzo : The reason they get away with it is when asked do you record voice and process it, the answer is no. However the loophole is that's they can match audio patterns to words. Voice is just one of the many many logging things Google do, if you go to a certain shop your GPS will let them know where you have been even if turned off for you. People worry about the big companies processing data but even the small ones do it and because their smaller they can get away with it easier. I've worked at data companies that aggregate Facebook through sending out fake profile friend requests, they harvest your "likes" even visual data in your pictures and cross match them with financial companies, I've personally seen Facebook cross matched data decrease a valuation on a car at a small car company that's hooked up to data hubs, you will be categorised if you have expensive "likes" or if your liking crap then you may be rejected a mortgage, you won't see discounted ads if your deemed you can afford it. Even if you don't carry your phone about with you as I somtimes do, your voice has a unique profile identifier, if your friend has their phone with them and you talk then you can also expect to be "logged". This is just a tip of the iceberg of the capabilities, people need to remember that mining data is worth more than mining gold and it's an endless tap. If you can think of any extremly wild way that your data could be taken then assume that it's already being done. I personally laugh at people who say they have nothing to hide. It's nothing to do with that fact, Google is not a search engine. They are a data company. Their extreme wealth is because you hand your data out for "free" next time you buy something you've been targeted for specifically because of your demand and pay more for then your putting money in their pockets and messing up the middle class eco system. Rant over have a nice day lol.

Tim Ugrin : His face at 8:21 😂😂😂

Janek Green : Sometimes ads appear about products that I've only thought about

Idrees Rage : 5:16 there's more dog toy ads on the right

Marshall Finch : This is bullshit. If he wants to provide "conclusive evidence" he should show use Wireshark to monitor traffic out to Google while he's not using a browser, he should identify the application transmitting those packets, and he should provide evidence that it's accessing his microphone. The format he's using is too easy to fake.

Andres Shamis : Now we know why chrome consumes so much ram

Ad Acc : tl;dr Fake af. It is a simple hoax. If you look at the ads he shows before he talks about 'dog toys', they are all over the place. This is what google ads look like when google doesn't know what to pitch you. This means the account is probably a brand new account or one with google adsense disabled. Notice that he uses fark.com rather than googling some random websites. He is trying to avoid creating a search history for google to use and customize its ads. Notice that his hands aren't always on screen either. He could have easily logged on to google using his phone and had the google microphone search on while he talked about the dog toys. Then when he opened the browser on his laptop again, the only search history google had to bae its ads on is dog toys.

whimper_ snapper : Can we talk about how he specifically said "maybe a red or black one, just something to chew on" at 8:07 dog cjewing toys in specifically black and red. Creepy

Troll : *Reason to use Bing for porn searching*

Cam Cash : I got payday 2 a couple months ago and had never watched a youtube video on it, i was talking with my brother about it and the next day youtube recommended me payday2

EpicJacoby : 5:16 dog ads already poppin up

Swagsy : DedSec where are you when we need you

Cassandra Bankson : *This explains all of the adult diaper ads I’ve been getting...* wait what

Aldo Zulfikar : Listen, im not horny guys but i alyways found a viagra ads on my screen

British Jack : You should really disable the advert settings in Windows 10, as that's what's causing it...

Sensei Maggi : Omg Google advertisement before the Video started

Saul Dominguez : It was also on the fark website but he didnt see it lol

Free 3D Models : I was talking about paranoia and suddenly YouTube recommend your video.

kevin 20 : I see the video I click it and get a Google ad😂😂

Bobert : So looking down a lot after he puts down the paper. Also looks like he picks up something (guessing phone) right after he moves the paper @ 3:56 . Also at 4:06 "So maybe we can find him... uh some really nice... some really nice toys for.. some really nice toys for dogs." THEN AT 4:09 (looking at same place it looked like he moved a phone) he gets very specific, I think he couldn't think of dog toy names so looks down at the phone which he is searching dog toys on and just seen some ads he'd get after he searched and tried saying everything about them. Just a guess you decide for yourself.

CoolAlex : Did he not realize on 5:17 that there is a dog toy ad already .

max rules : Dogs will conquer the world

R M : once my mom was telling me how i should sign up for the ACT exam. i’ve never searched it or talked about at all, and an hour after our conversation i found an ad for the exam on Instagram.

BlankEquinox : *turns on ad-block* *Defense 100*

Equinox : Guys just download MicMute and setup a shortcut to mute your mic then. You should be all Gucci

Malkiboii : It's literally at the first page you opened at 05:15

Jaden Webb : YouTube was listening to me and that’s how I found this vid

Слон GTA5ONLINE : I said some words in broken french as some kind of a joke and then youtube recomended me a french learning video

moon landing fake : Jeez someone get this guy some dog toys lol

iMuhammad Siam : Hey google, succ my Nokia brick, try to spy through that huh

poop man : next year your camera is always watching

Jude Chauhan : He didn't notice but Fark.com also had dog adverts.

J-Brazen : What if I talk about getting Bing, imagine Google giving me ads to get Bing instead lmao.

NeoooooGaming : this is actually scary af

tHe tRoLl : That is messed up.

MusicChannel@monkeys.hk : The last few ads pop up mostly because you clicked on the previous dog toy ad links. It's normal for them to know what you have clicked when you are using their browser

Anonssr : I know I've got months later to the party, but you ARE streaming in YouTube (Google!) at the time you perform this experiment. You are actively sending your audio through their streaming platform where they perform any sort of processing and might as well take the opportunity to listen and target ads. It might be worth checking out the ToS of streaming via YouTube. That being said, have you tried performing the very same experiment "offline"? Talking to yourself without explicetly opening your mic to google?