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Facebook doesn't tap your mic

Posted on: 04/25/2018| Source: http://www.theverge.com

You talk to your friend about wanting to buy a new rug and suddenly rug ads are showing up on your Facebook page. There have been plenty of stories like that going around, causing some conspiracy theories about Facebook tapping phone microphones to emerge. There is no truth to them, however. The truth is that your internet browsing habits tell more about you than you think! You might not remember liking pictures of rugs on Facebook or saving them on Pinterest - but that's probably why you are seeing the ads. 

Facebook users have continuously worried that the social media platform’s mobile apps, including Instagram, listen in on our conversations. It’s such a widespread concern that Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg had to address it in...[Read More]
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