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Google Secretly Knows and Records Everything You Say

Ah, the horrors of technology is starting to show up.

As a human race, we are collectively grateful for the technology we have today. And perhaps one of the most-used tech nowadays is none other than Google. It is, after all, the world’s greatest search engine company.

But despite all of this comfort and reliability, there is still a catch. Google actually owns years of conversations from you. Yes, they’ve recorded them and you can actually hear them.

Google is known to be the most popular search engine in the web.

You might now be thinking all of those interesting and not-so interesting conversations you have had years ago – the secret you told your best friend, or the last time you told someone that you love him/her. Everything is there, thanks to the search engine company.

Hold your horses, though because there is no need to panic. Actually, you have the capability of either turning it off or deleting the entire conversation thread.

According to Independent, the recordings tend to function like a diary of sort. They remind you of the multiple places that you and your old buddy (i.e. your phone) have been into. Whether or not Google developed the system for a certain motive remains to be seen.

The company developed a system that allows conversations to be recorded through mobile devices.

However, this is a clear indication that the company is capable of collecting information about you. And they certainly do not care how intimate the conversations can be.

Unluckily for Android phone users, they are in for a ride. That is because the system automatically records by just saying, “Okay, Google.” It is worth noting that all of the recordings were taken from all the devices used to interact with the company.

For iOS users, Google is still on you. As long as you conduct Google searches on iDevices, recordings can be made. There is actually a personal history page that you can access. It will tell you every detail in which the company recorded overtime.

Using the phone's voice access automatically enables Google to record the user – secretly.

The company, however, claims that none of the recordings were used personally against the users. The system was, according to them, meant to further improve web experience.
But to believe that Google never thought of using it for another purpose is hilarious. The company generates 3.5 billion searches in a single day. That is around 1.2 trillion searches in a year, and we are talking about the whole world here.

This massive information is tempting, so to speak. It can simply influence the entire world, depending on the way it will be used. Since people are not comfortable with such notion, it is only right for the company not to disclose it entirely.

Anyhow, there is a way to delete those recordings. Just go here and click the “three standing dots” on the upper right corner. From there, select “Delete Activity By” and a box will appear. The deletion can be done by activity, by date or timeline, etc.

If you feel the need to stop Google from recording you ever again, just turn off its virtual assistant. More importantly, do not utilize the voice search – ever.

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Ancient 99-Million-Year-Old Frogs Look Just Like Modern-Day Toads

Frogs will always be frogs, whether they were born today or in the Cretaceous Period.

The world is filled with exciting new discoveries from ancient times. Scientists have just uncovered evidence that frogs roamed the Earth during the Cretaceous Period about 100 million years ago. Interestingly, these ancient toads seem to look just like their modern-day descendants.

A new report confirms that scientists have found four frog fossils in northern Myanmar. The tiny bodies were encased in amber and offer a clear glimpse at what tropical rainforests looked like in the Cretaceous Period. In any case, the discovery is groundbreaking since frogs rarely become fossils.

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Elon Musk’s Flamethrowers Get Misused On Social Media Despite Strict Terms & Conditions

What better way to start a particularly hot summer?

There is little doubt that Elon Musk's flamethrowers are the hottest new commodity right now. After all, the fiery device produced by The Boring Company have just been sold out. However, it looks like consumers have already started misusing the dangerous product despite its lengthy terms and conditions.

The Boring Company finally rolled out Not A Flamethrower at a celebrated pick up event held at the company's headquarters. People who had pre-ordered the gadgets were given a chance to sample the power of the flamethrower on unfortunate marshmallows. Although safety was reinforced during the event, things took a dangerous turn once everyone got home.

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NASA’s Curiosity Rover Finds Ancient Organics On Mars, Possible Life On Planet In The Past

The new discovery might confirm life thrived on the Red Planet billions of years ago.

Curiosity has made an exciting discovery on the surface of Mars. The rover has just found possible evidence of life on the planet billions of years ago. NASA might not quite ready to confirm that creatures once roamed the Red Planet. Nevertheless, the agency believes that the findings could mean positive things for future missions.

The NASA rover has found organic molecules in sedimentary rocks near the planet's surface. These molecules may contain hydroxen, carbon, oxygen, and nitrogen and are usually associated with life. However, their presence in the billion-year-old rocks does not confirm life on Mars just yet.

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