Your Privacy For Free Phone Calls

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Pudding Media, a start-up based in San Jose, Calif., is introducing an Internet phone service today that will be supported by advertising related to what people are talking about in their calls.
Say again?
Pudding Media eavesdrops on phone calls in order to display ads on screen that are related to the conversation. Voice recognition software monitors the calls, selects ads based on what it hears and pushes the ads to the subscriber’s computer screen while he or she is still talking.
Yuck.
[via The New York Times]

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Native Nebraskan in the Pacific Northwest. Chief Storyteller at Bonehook, a guide service and bait shop for brands. Co-founder and editor of AdPulp. Contributor to The Content Strategist. Doer of the things written about herein.

  • fortyver

    Um, this is really weird. Who would want this? I look at my phone calls as totally private. Well, currently we don’t know how many of our phone calls are being monitored by the NSA or other govt. entities. Anyway, who would subscribe to this? Arggh!!!