"Anything that you’re doing on your phone, Facebook is watching."

Facebook listens to what you say and picks up on keywords

#Privacy

Thu, May 26th, 2016 11:00 by capnasty NEWS

According to News 10, Facebook uses the microphone of a mobile device to "identify the things you’re listening to or watching" in order to show taylored advertising on that user's news feed.

We tested the theory with Kelli, and even we were surprised by what we found and saw.

Kelli enabled the microphone feature and talked about her desire to go on safari, right down to her mode of transportation. “I’m really interested in going on an African safari. I think it’d be wonderful to ride in one of those jeeps,” she said aloud, phone in hand.

Less than 60 seconds later, the first post on her Facebook feed was a safari story that seemed to pop up out of nowhere. Turns out, it was a story that had been posted three hours earlier. And, after mentioning a jeep, a car ad also appeared on her page.

“That is kind of weird,” she laughed. “I’m still not so sure this isn’t just coincidence. I don’t think Facebook is really listening to our conversations.”

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