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    Onion Reports On Google’s Targeted Ad Phone Calls

    Onion Reports On Google_s Targeted Ad Phone Calls

    The Onion’s news service has a new report today on Google’s latest revenue stream: targeted ads during phone calls. Google will pick up on whatever you’re talking about on the phone, then play back ads to you during the conversation. They’ve even integrated the technology into their Maps app.

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    Whether this is an infringement on privacy remains to be seen.  I have a feeling that, while this is an ingenius technology and a terrific way to target specific markets, people will soon be either irritated at the constant bombardment of advertising, or just plain steamed that data is being collected based on a person’s conversation topics. Don’t know how this is going to pass the final checks and balances of the FCC.

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    Published on May 21, 2010

    David Novak
    David Novak
    For the last 20 years, David Novak has appeared in newspapers, magazines, radio, and TV around the world, reviewing the latest in consumer technology. His byline has appeared in Popular Science, PC Magazine, USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, Electronic House Magazine, GQ, Men’s Journal, National Geographic, Newsweek, Popular Mechanics, Forbes Technology, Readers Digest, Cosmopolitan Magazine, Glamour Magazine, T3 Technology Magazine, Stuff Magazine, Maxim Magazine, Wired Magazine, Laptop Magazine, Indianapolis Monthly, Indiana Business Journal, Better Homes and Garden, CNET, Engadget, InfoWorld, Information Week, Yahoo Technology and Mobile Magazine. He has also made radio appearances on the The Mark Levin Radio Show, The Laura Ingraham Talk Show, Bob & Tom Show, and the Paul Harvey RadioShow. He’s also made TV appearances on The Today Show and The CBS Morning Show. His nationally syndicated newspaper column called the GadgetGUY, appears in over 100 newspapers around the world each week, where Novak enjoys over 3 million in readership. David is also a contributing writer fro Men’s Journal, GQ, Popular Mechanics, T3 Magazine and Electronic House here in the U.S.

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