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4 Common Myths About The Technology We Use Every Day


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Not all of these popular myths about everyday technology are true.Some people believe that your location cannot be tracked if you turn off your phone’s GPS. But because smartphones regularly check in with cell phone towers, the location of your phone can easily be tracked. The only way to make sure your phone is not being tracked is to turn it off completely. Smart assistants such as Alexa or Siri don’t actually record everything you say. They are programmed to start recording after they detect certain ‘wake words’ like ‘Hey Siri’ or ‘OK Google’. The problem is that the devices can confuse everyday conversation for these ‘wake words’. Researchers found that Alexa was activated by the word ‘election’, and Siri was woken up by saying ‘a city’. Contrary to popular belief, closing apps on your smartphone won’t save battery life. While apps such as Facebook can access your phone’s microphone, the company says that they don’t do it. "Facebook does not use your phone's microphone to inform ads or to change what you see in the News Feed," Facebook

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