HOUSTON, TX – Who doesn’t feel like their being watched these days? And for good reason. Now your ‘good friend’ Facebook might be the newest resident of spy nation.
On the same day Mark Zuckerburg’s pride and joy proclaims new efforts to protect user privacy, the company also confirms plans to save data it captures from smartphone microphones, and potentially listen in on the private conversations of 1.2 billion users worldwide.
It’s all part of a new app update in which the new ‘feature’ will capture sounds surrounding users to identify songs, movies, TV shows, etc. Once ID’d, users can ‘choose’ to share the information as a post. Or is your info already being shared? Hmm. Didn’t think about that, did you?
Of course the social media giant assures that no sounds will be stored, yet acknowledges to the international business times, the company’s plan to archive your private conversations. And Facebook did not comment on the intent to sell the data to third party advertisers.
You know, this isn’t the first time Facebook was accused of sharing your information for a buck. Just a few short months ago the company was implicated as it was paid millions to work with the NSA’s electronic data surveillance system program. Zuckerburg, however, denied any involvement.
Take warning, Facebookers, think about deleting the app from you mobile device right away. Just try not to mention it while you’re on the phone.