Is Facebook recording you through microphone and using that data?

Ellie Mae / Eng

Ellie Mae Eng

Backend software engineer. Give me APIs to design and write. Love scalability.
Mar 16, 2018 10 Comments

Is Facebook using your conversation for ads and Facebook feed algorithm?


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TOP 10 Comments
  • Facebook badcert
    No. Absolutely not. It doesn't happen, and never did.
    Mar 16, 2018 1
  • Cisco AAdP87
    In all seriousness, it appears Facebook is using background conversations to drive in-feed ads. It's really not hard to detect, just talk with friends about some product with your feed up and watch the ads change.
    Settings --> Privacy --> Microphone, turn Facebook and Messenger off.
    Mar 16, 2018 0
  • Tesla LLcs58
    Yes and they pipe that data straight to NSA.
    Mar 16, 2018 0
  • Panzura System 32
    your conversation 2>&1 | NSA
    Mar 16, 2018 0
  • Facebook / Data

    Facebook Data

    Nunya Business Inc
    If we could voice to text that well, you’d know because we’d have products and advertising talking about our amazing voice to text capabilities.

    Correlation is not causation.

    If you’re that impressed by the ads being paired with you, you can always send kudos to the ads team.
    Mar 16, 2018 0
  • Microsoft squarestep
    They've confirmed they don't pipe audio files back. But thats suspiciously short of saying we don't use data from microphones. What about transcript or keywords? They're doing something for sure
    Mar 16, 2018 0
  • Adobe BennyOff
    And Adobe is monitoring your webcam and computer behaviors and uploading them to the NSA. That’s what the updates are for 😈
    Mar 16, 2018 0
  • Intel wharrgarbl
    No. They have enough info on you that they don't need to.
    Mar 16, 2018 0
  • AT&T / Eng

    AT&T Eng

    Optum, Windstream, AT&T, Verizon
    I can confirm that very specific verbal dialog I’ve had during phone locked / screen off has been followed with very specific targeted ads on facebook (within hours) greater than 10 times in less than a month.
    Mar 16, 2018 0


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