I had a landline phone call about
xyz with an
xyz-expert (also on landline) for about an hour, for the first time. After couple of days I started getting suggested links on websites as an ad exactly about
Question: In theory, either my landline phone company or my smartphone is listening in, then probably selling my info. Is this type of ad profiling common and/or legal? Or was it pure chance I saw the targeted ad?
Update from comments:
- I am based in the UK
- I never did a web search on the
xyztopic, nor sent/received emails regarding this topic. That is why I am assuming phone calls are being profiled.
- As pointed out, the legality side belongs to a different SE, so just in case if anyone can provide legal side of the question, it would be a huge bonus.
I am also curious if these types of practices exist at all:
- A Landline company keeping track of certain word frequencies
- Or my smartphone doing something similar, even when it is not in use