Facebook, wiretapping and advertising: as the phone recognizes that you are interested

Recently on one forum published an article exposing Facebook App, which as the author says, "insolent in terms of wiretapping." For anybody not a secret that Internet browsers, social networks and other programs collect information about you in order to further reveal advertising.

But Facebook went further... According to the user, he overheard what his wife said, walking around the city, and the next day offered to buy this product. Details below.

Facebook, wiretapping and advertising: as the phone recognizes that you are interested

Earlier we mentioned that "big brother" is watching you through a camera phone and share advice on how to avoid it. Now it is time to discuss the probability of wiretapping, and it turned out recently, is very high.

The user Community of programmers DOU said that he had been the victim of warrantless wiretapping from the Facebook App.

Facebook, wiretapping and advertising: as the phone recognizes that you are interested

Many people know that FB App listens to and records all telephone conversations in order to use the information from them for advertising (hopefully, just for this). But as it turned out recently, this program is much smarter than we thought, and one off permissions (permission for data collection), not enough to feel safe.

Understand the situation, the man realized that the permissions remained active on the wife's phone, so Facebook recorded the conversation via the device, automatically associated their accounts and showed he is supposedly interested in advertising.

Facebook, wiretapping and advertising: as the phone recognizes that you are interested

Fortunately, there is one way to avoid such problems. You can disable permissions for FB on your mobile phone its second half. Here's how to do it:

iPhone — Settings >> Facebook >> Settings >> slide the Microphone switch to the left so it turns from green to white

Android Try Settings >> Applications >> Application Manager >> look for Facebook >> Permissions >> Turn off the mic.

Facebook, wiretapping and advertising: as the phone recognizes that you are interested

But we cannot guarantee that it will give you 100% privacy. Given how rapidly the technology is evolving, quite possibly in the future come up with a new, completely invisible way of listening to the Internet users. And maybe it exists already.

But do not be sad. Here is an anecdote on this subject, which is a little hard to believe.

How do you feel about that progress? How do you think, if he was going for the benefit of mankind?

Keywords: Facebook | Security | Internet | Listening | Shadowing | Smartphone

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