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Let The Right One In (NOT Alexa)

hunck

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A similar thing happened to us last year. We were in the bedroom discussing buying trackers to go on the dogs collars. Neither of us had looked them up online,it was just a casual conversation and the first time we had thought about it. We haven’t got an Alexa but we have a smart tv in the bedroom. We put the tv on very shortly afterwards to watch something on YouTube and a dog tracker advert popped up. Definitely not a coincidence.
Does your tv have a camera & microphone? Only higher end models do I think. I have a smart tv but it doesn’t have either.
 

Stillill

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Does your tv have a camera & microphone? Only higher end models do I think. I have a smart tv but it doesn’t have either.
It was a cheap smart tv (Hisense) I’m pretty sure it hasn’t got either.
 

SimonBurchell

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Hmm. Devices talking to each other behind our backs. Not creepy at all.
They do it all the time... (Amazon on my phone, my laptop, my tablet, two TVs and a dot, plus my wife's devices - all constantly updating each other; plus Google on my phone and my tablet, and probably on stuff that I have forgotten about).
 

Stillill

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No microphone means no way of picking up your conversation. Which makes your incident just coincidence. They do happen sometimes. Alternatively, maybe you had a phone nearby which did the listening..
I did have a phone and an iPad nearby but didn’t realise they could “connect” to the tv.
 

hunck

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I did have a phone and an iPad nearby but didn’t realise they could “connect” to the tv.
I’m not sure things could be arranged so that the ad cropped up pronto on tv. Do you think it was inserted in the schedule specially for you? Maybe all the thousands of others had ads tailored for them.. I don't know exactly how it's arranged but I reckon ad slots are more likely booked to be shown days/weeks in advance.

I'd put this one down to coincidence..
 
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