Now I know I'm not crazy, and perhaps this is a coincidence, but I really don't think so...
Have you ever had a verbal discussion about a very specific product or service, without searching anything on the internet, and then, say a day or two later, received SPAM e-mails or saw internet pop-up ads for the very thing you discussed?
eg;...."Hon, I really want my own jackhammer."
Two days later "Browse our huge selection of jackhammers!......GREAT prices!"
and retarget you. There's also ways to track your browser history on your computer and assume your other devices are used by the same person, so that could be a reason for it as well.
We know that Siri is always listening. I have had my phone on my desk talking to someone on a wired phone line in my office. Siri hears me say something and she is responding....talking back to me.
Along with many other apps. And your SmartTV. And pretty much everything these days.
Siri, Cortana, Alexa, Google Home, etc are always in listening mode.
Your google home or Alexa will spy on you in your own homes
My wife and kids listen to me like these devices
regarding a up coming black tie event. he mentioned several times that he wanted to go just didn't have a black tie. And then the hassle to getting one.
Later we were reviewing a client file and had to Google something. All the adds and banners were for black ties.
He has an I phone w/ Siri
most apps ask for permission to have access to your microphone. So you have to make a deliberate decision to allow this to happen. This is also on almost all devices including new tv sets.
Had a few drinks two nights ago, ordered a Black Russian.
Yesterday there a knock on my door.......
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If you can take away their smart phones, they will!