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The idea of our phones secretly listening to our conversations has been around for a long time. But it turns out, there's something much more real to be frightened about...

We're all overly reliant on our phones.

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They're basically essential for all aspects of life.

But that means one thing.

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Our phones also know way too much about us.

And this leads to some creepy occurences.

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We've all had the experience of seeing a targeted as that hits a little too close to home.

Say you're talking with a friend about getting a cat ...

And then your phone instantly starts advertising you cat food.

It's extremely unsettling.

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But it turns out, it's not because your smartphone is secretly listening.

It's actually something far more sinister.

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As one Twitter user detailed this week ...

So there you have it.

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Honestly, we're not even surprised at this point.

Does this information freak you out?

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