Can our smartphone eavesdrop on us? | Shift – living in the digital world | DW

Are we being overheard by Instagram?

Advertisements for products that we talked about just before appear on Instagram again and again. Does Instagram listen to users? Our reporter takes the test.

How personalized advertising works on Instagram

Voice overs don’t play a role in personalized ads, says Instagram. But then how do the social network’s algorithms figure out what we like or dislike?

Linked data: This is how we become transparent users

What we write, where we are, who we talk to, who we know: these are just some of the data that Instagram’s parent company Meta stores, links and evaluates about us. The company does this for just one reason.

How to stop personalized ads on Instagram

Anyone who uses Instagram and Co. finds it very difficult to protect their data. But there are a few tips to at least limit personalized advertising.

Amazon Echo Dot Alexa

This is how language assistants eavesdrop on us

Anyone who calls Siri, Celia or Alexa often gets surprising answers from the smart language assistants of the Internet companies – and sometimes reveals very personal data.

Pegasus Spyware

Pegasus: Invisible Spy

Pegasus has long been considered the world’s most invisible smartphone spy tool. Even presidents were spied on with it. Some manufacturers can now recognize the software.

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