Shazam just became the most creepiest service with their launch on Mac AppStore. The Mac app runs in the background and Shazam’ing away all the sound that the laptop’s mic can pick up. All of this data is then sent to their servers. This is basically like putting a wire on your laptop. It can now know which youtube ads you don’t skip, which TV shows you watch on TV / Computer, which ads you like watching on the TV and which ones you skip, when do you use the computer etc. Not to forget it now also knows what you and people around you are saying through out the day / night. And various government agencies do have a backdoor entry to all this data. You have been Shazam’ed.
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