Saturday June 04, 2016

Facebook: We Don’t Listen In To Your Conversations

Facebook has released an official statement to assure users that the company does not use your phone’s microphone to target you with ads. Of course, people who have actually witnessed ads based on recent discussions they’ve had remain totally unconvinced.

آ…Facebook rushed to assure users that it is not, in fact, secretly listening to everything they say through their phone’s microphone. The pledge comes in response to recent reports that claimed pretty much the oppositeآ—that Facebook could be using background conversations to present users with relevant ads. The theory came from Kelli Burns, a professor of mass communication at the University of South Florida, whom the Independent reported had tested the feature by talking about topics within earshot of her phone, and was then shown related ads on Facebook.