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Weekend of March 26, 2021 – Hour 2

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Tech News and Commentary

Dave and the team discuss Apple’s big fine for patent infringement, Donald Trump’s rumored social network, Intel’s new comeback plans, Amazon’s AI employee surveillance, a fake Clubhouse Android app spreading malware, Teslas and Bitcoin, smart speakers and seniors, new Samsung smartphones, Google’s incognito mode tracking lawsuit, 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 Googles cloud they will process them and analyze them. Depending on which camera app and which photo gallery app youre using, you may be doing just that by default.

You may have noticed that Googles photo gallery app will allow you to search your pictures by keyword, but if you havent 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 youre 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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