Shhhh, your phone may be listening

Numerous people around the world, including in Singapore, claim that they have been eavesdropped on via their own phones.
Numerous people around the world, including in Singapore, claim that they have been eavesdropped on via their own phones.PHOTO: AFP

SINGAPORE - When Ms Teh Hsiao Wei's beloved dog Kopi died last year, she decided to commission a friend to paint a picture of him to remember him by.

She told her husband about the plan over a meal, and thought that was the end of that. That is until she started noticing ads popping up on her Facebook account two days later - strangely specific ads promoting painting services for deceased pets.

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