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Why We Think Our Phones Are Secretly Listening to Us

A developer explains the computational complexity of Facebook listening in

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Months ago, before lock-down started, I had a friend round for dinner. He was on the keto diet; a high-fat, low-carb regime, mainly consisting of meat and cheese. Also fine, he told me, are Shirataki Noodles. I didn’t know what to cook. Shirataki…




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