Facebook Really Is Spying on You, Just Not Through Your Phone’s Mic

“Can I try the Cole Haans in a size 8?”

Later that night on Facebook: An advertisement for Cole Haan pumps.

OK, maybe a coincidence.

“What’s the best high-tech scale?” my wife asks aloud.

Five minutes later on Instagram: An ad for scales.

Wait, are they listening?

“Get the little red Sudafed pills,” my mom says after I sneeze.

That afternoon: An advertisement for Sudafed PE.
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