I wanted to let you know that music streaming service Spotify has won a patent that will enable it to listen to its users speech and background noise in order to choose songs that best suit their emotional state. This technology once deployed will allow Spotify to listen to your voice and to your surroundings in order to determine what mood you are in. It’s pretty scary.
The patent was approved earlier this month but it does not look like they have started to roll out this technology so for now you are safe.
How do you protect yourself?
- Stay tuned to our Privacy Tips for updates. I will let you know as soon as anything changes.
- Don’t allow any apps on your device to have access to your phones microphone. They don’t need access.
- You can use Incognito’s App Audit feature to check what apps have access to your microphone (Android only at the moment).
Thanks for your time and hope you are having a great day.
All the best,
Incognito Privacy Care