This happened once before to me, I was talking to a friend about railroad ties and the same thing happened. Immediate barrage of ads. Very specific topics, beyond coincidence.
How does this occur? Are ATT, Verizon and the other providers listening in to all of our phone conversations? If so, is it legal?
On another privacy front, a company called SafeGraph is selling the data and locations of people who visit abortion clinics. That does not sound like it will end well.
SafeGraph’s Patterns data aims to answer questions like “how often people visit, how long they stay, where they came from, where else they go, and more,” . SafeGraph calculates where it believes visitors to a location live to the census block level. SafeGraph does this by analyzing where a phone is commonly located overnight, .