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  1. #1 Facebook Wants To Spy On You Via Hidden Inaudible TV Ad Messages 
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    Facebook Wants To Spy On You Via Hidden Inaudible TV Ad Messages
    https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-...tv-ad-messages

    Social media giant Facebook continues to ramp up the creepy factor. According to a recently filed patent, Facebook wants to spy on you by hiding inaudible messages in TV ads.

    Facebook has filed a patent for a system that hides audio clips in TV commercials. These sounds would be so high-pitched that they are inaudible to human beings. They would then trigger your phone to record all the background noises in your home. The patent application is called “broadcast content view analysis based on ambient audio recording.”

    According to The Daily Mail, these secret messages would force your phone to record the audio of the private conversations you have without you even knowing. According to a patent application by the social media platform, clips taken of your background conversations and your movements across a room would help advertisers determine whether or not you are watching their promotions.

    According to the patent, originally discovered by Metro, the system would use “a non-human hearable digital sound” to activate your phone’s microphone. This noise, which could be a sound so high-pitched that humans cannot hear it, would contain a “machine recognizable” set of Morse code-style beeps. Once your phone “hears” or recognizes the trigger, it would begin to record the “ambient noise” in the home, such as the sound of your air conditioning unit, plumbing noises from your pipes, and even your movements from one room to another. Your phone would even listen in on “distant human speech” and “creaks from thermal contraction”, according to the patent...

    Facebook wants to spy on you by hiding secret inaudible messages in TV ads that force your phone to record your private conversations, patent reveals
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencete...ord-audio.html
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    I don't think they could get away with that, it sounds like pure privacy invasion, wire tapping and already illegal. Now maybe they were interested before they were caught when they allowed everyone's information to be accessed, but I doubt they are doing that now because it wouldn't take much to put facebook our of business if caught wire tapping or even exploring how to do it. It's much like using a brand new gun to rob a bank, you still broke the law.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Angry Old White Man View Post
    I don't think they could get away with that, it sounds like pure privacy invasion, wire tapping and already illegal. Now maybe they were interested before they were caught when they allowed everyone's information to be accessed, but I doubt they are doing that now because it wouldn't take much to put facebook our of business if caught wire tapping or even exploring how to do it. It's much like using a brand new gun to rob a bank, you still broke the law.
    It depends. Remember, Amazon now has a CIA contract. If Facebook were to do the same, the use of the technology would simply be an outsourcing of CIA functions.
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