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Weekend of June 19, 2020 – Hour 1

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Tech News and Commentary

Dave and the team discuss Facebook and politics, T-Mobile’s network problems, AT&T cutting jobs, an under-screen front facing camera to create a full screen smartphone, tech companies restricting access to face recognition software, a rumored Samsung event, and more.

Justin in Fairbanks, Alaska listens on AM970 KFBX and is calling via the App and asked: “Yesterday, I took a shot of a group of about 20 ravens. I Googled “What is a gro…” and Google suggested “…group of ravens called.” Is Google analyzing my photos? Also, a group of ravens is called a conspiracy.”

Justin, technically yes, they may be…

If you store images on Google’s cloud they will process them and analyze them. Depending on which camera app and which photo gallery app you’re using, you may be doing just that by default.

You may have noticed that Google’s photo gallery app will allow you to search your pictures by keyword, but if you haven’t you can give it a shot. Just search for something common like “car” or “dog” or “baby” and pictures that Google thinks contain those things will show up.

Google is refining their image recognition over time so it has gotten a lot more precise than when they got started. You may remember a few years ago when they offered automatic gif creation and some image enhancements as a way to get people to agree to share their photo galleries with them.

The point is in part what you’re seeing now, so depending on which software is currently on your phone, yes, Google may be scanning your images.

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Written by Dave Graveline

Dave Graveline

Dave Graveline is the founder, Host & Executive Producer of "Into Tomorrow" in addition to being President of the Advanced Media Network".

Dave is also a trusted and familiar voice on many national commercials & narrations in addition to being an authority in consumer tech since 1994. He is also a former Police Officer and an FBI Certified Instructor.

Dave thrives on audience participation!

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