A SOCIAL media star has bizarrely claimed TikTok is listening to our conversations.
In a TikTok video, Seb Laramee claims to have proof – but not everybody is convinced.
Does TikTok listen to you, asks Seb Laramee[/caption]
He then bizarrely sets about trying to prove it does[/caption]
“I’m gonna find out if TikTok really listens to our conversations,” he said.
“See normally they recommend you videos based on what you like and what you interact with.
“But from time-to-time I notice something I just talked about popping up on my feed for the first time. It’s kinda crazy and I know I’m not the only one.
“Now is this just dumb luck? Maybe? We’re gonna find out.”
Seb then reads out a list of ten random topics, which he insists are subjects he wouldn’t normally talk about.
He then starts talking about pink cars and started scrolling and lo and behold a pink car appears in his feed and then several others.
“How do you feel about this?,” he asks.
But his followers were sceptical about his claim.
“I was talking to my mom about my fedora collection but no videos,” said one.
It comes after another Tik Tok star says he thinks iPhone apps are secretly listening to your conversations and has shared tips to try stop it.
Milad, who runs a tech tips and tricks account, took to social media to share simple setting tweaks that he claims will help with privacy.
In a TikTok video, shared to Milad’s account letsdodiz, he explained why he thinks your iPhone apps are listening to you.
The star says: “If you’re craving sushi next thing you know there’s an ad for sushi popping up for you.
“Well there’s a solution for that.”
The first involves the phone’s microphone – and checking which apps have access to it.
In the clip he says: “Go to your settings, click on privacy and security, and click on microphone.”
Tech experts have also previously commented on theories and fears like Milad’s.
Dr Peter Henway, a senior security consultant for cyber-security firm Asterix, told The Sun: “Our phones are meant to only record when we issue the right trigger word, like ‘5Hey Siri’ or ‘Okay Google’, but because it needs to listen for these commands, it always has an ear open.”