Was I hallucinating? Totally OT, perhaps relevant

prothero at earthlearningsolutions.org prothero at earthlearningsolutions.org
Wed Nov 8 13:51:31 EST 2017

No I don’t. But this did get me thinking about the spyware developed to listen in on people’s smart phone microphone without the owner being logged in. Especially by intelligence agencies, but who would be interested in a retire Santa Barbara faculty member. I will get on bitdefender’s list with this question.


William Prothero

> On Nov 8, 2017, at 8:40 AM, Bob Sneidar via use-livecode <use-livecode at lists.runrev.com> wrote:
> Did you jailbreak your iPhone?
> Bob S
>> On Nov 8, 2017, at 02:25 , prothero--- via use-livecode <use-livecode at lists.runrev.com> wrote:
>> I wonder if any of journalists had this happen to you.
>> Admittedly, I was laying sick in bed at the time. I clearly and distinctly heard my iPhone or iPad say “Alibaba”.  Could this be either 1) an alien from outer space, 2) some nefarious plot by that Chinese version of Amazon, 3)or worse?
>> Weird question, I know but this is how suspicious hacks get uncovered sometimes. My phone cover was closed an the os was locked. It’s an iPhone 8.
>> Best,
>> Bill
>> William Prothero
>> http://es.earthednet.org
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