Duncan Bayne

Why would target.com want to record audio?

July 18, 2018

What’s going on here, then?

Compaq MX-11800

I had a brief chat with Target support about this, but their first-line support folks couldn’t help, and their specialist support isn’t available yet.

To their credit, they understood why I wasn’t happy, and created a case for said specialist support to investigate.

In the meantime, I’m stumped. Over-enthusiastic permission request for some sort of barcode scanning thingy? Audio monitoring for location or advertising recognition purposes? Malware? A bug?

I’ll post an update once I know why this is happening.

2018-07-18 Wed: Chatted on the phone and online w/ Target support. They’ve escalated the issue (two levels higher, so far) and someone will be in touch soon.