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[T]he Shopkick application may ask you to open the app while you are watching TV, and then we may record or analyze the audio signal from the television set via the Shopkick app and your cell phone's microphone, to determine the commercial, and/or program, including the date and/or time.A spokesperson for Shopkick said that though the app does use your microphone when its open, it does not listen to human voices but instead is picking up "inaudible audio signals that are part of its in-store communication setup." On iTunes, many seem pleased with the rewards they've earned through the app—earned, it would seem, through giving up a lot of privacy.
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