Google to create fingerprints of background noise using your microphone and deliver ads based on what is going on around your computer?

I know Google thinks they are addressing the privacy concerns with this, but it still worries me.

where next?

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2 Responses to Google to create fingerprints of background noise using your microphone and deliver ads based on what is going on around your computer?

  1. Scott says:

    “…there might be more than a few civil liberties activists less than happy for Google to put this idea into practice”

    Is it just me, or does anyone else find this phrasing annoying? Maybe I should say “Do more than a few of you find this phrasing less than appealing?”

  2. El Gray says:

    That is nuts. That’s the kind of thing I jokingly suggested that my friends were falling for 10 years ago when they installed ICQ for the first time.

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