Testing can prove whether Facebook is listening to your conversations secretly


A Canadian tech guru has highlighted a handy experiment you can check to see if Facebook is spying on you.

Ticktack star Maarten Rand Hendricksen said the trick would prove once and for all to its 11,000 followers that the social media app was not secretly listening to its users.

Conspiracy theorists for years Falsely asserted The Facebook app hijacks smartphone microphones to listen to conversations.

The company is said to use the information it collects for better targeted advertising. Facebook repeatedly Denied the claims.

According to Marten, posting under the username @ mor10web on ticktalk, there is an easy way to check if the app is snooping on you.

This proves that Facebook ads are targeted based on your web history, such as online searches and social media activity, rather than you saying it out loud.

“You need a friend for this and you need a lot of patience,” he explained of the experiment in a recent video.

To try it for yourself: Get a friend or family member and make an agreement to talk about the product or service anytime you are together.

You can choose “oat milk”, for example, or an online clothing store.

You can only talk about that product or service when you and your companions are together and no one else is listening, said Marten, a web designer and developer with lots of experience in software.

Keep your phones close to you, and if Facebook is listening through microphones, they’ll be able to take your conversation.

During the test period, you should also avoid interacting with any website or social media posts related to your chosen topic.

“That means Twitter or Instagram or Facebook or TickTalk or anything else that has anything to do with this product,” Marten said.

He said: “You will find out. As long as you talk about it, the product won’t appear in the ads.”

If you engage in multiple conversations and don’t see ads for several weeks, you can try to find a related ad.

To do this, let a person perform online searches and interact with social media posts related to the product.

See how long it takes to show relevant ads, and then do the same for the other person.

“Your conversations are ignored, but the moment you input some kind of text, everything immediately shows up,” Morten said.

Are you listening?

People have been debating for years whether companies like Facebook are listening to their conversations.

But there is no concrete evidence that the social media giant is recording your chats – beyond earmarks and anecdotes.

Facebook has repeatedly denied claims, highlighting that it’s based on your interests and the ads you see from your profile.

Numerous independent investigations have found no evidence that US Tech Titan secretly listens to its users.

According to experts, Facebook collects a lot of data, but it is very unlikely that the company will cover hundreds of millions of people.

The important point is that Facebook doesn’t have to.

It knows a lot about you from your browsing data and profile information to target you with specific ads.

In the case of many claims of Facebook “hijacking” phones, the appearance of ads that you recently talked about is purely casual.

This proves that Facebook ads are targeted based on your web history, such as online searches and social media activity, rather than you saying out loud.
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‘Not true’

Facebook has repeatedly and vehemently denied using microphone recordings to target ads.

In a previous statement, a spokesman said: “Facebook does not use your phone’s microphone to advertise or change what you see in the newsfeed.

“Some recent articles have suggested that we should listen to people’s conversations to show them relevant ads.

“We show ads based on people’s interests and other profile information – not what you’re talking about out loud.

Conspiracy theorists have for years falsely claimed that the Facebook app hijacks smartphones to listen to conversations.
Conspiracy theorists have for years falsely claimed that the Facebook app hijacks smartphones to listen to conversations.
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“We will only access your microphone if you have given our application permission and you are actively using a specific feature that requires audio.

“This may include a video recording or you can use the optional feature we introduced two years ago to add music or other audio to your status updates.”

This story originally appeared On the sun And reproduced here with permission.

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