Facebook is responding directly to claims made by Kelli Burns, a professor of mass communications at University of South Florida.
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The logic is that Facebook has access to your microphone because users give it permission to listen when trying to use mobile app features like capturing video.
It's not so farfetched then to think Facebook might be listening all the time — to what you talk about in person or on the phone with others — so it can plant stories in your News Feed and display ads related to what you were discussing.
Devices like Amazon’s Echo definitively do listen all the time, unless muted.
Of course, this would be an egregious violation of privacy (and probably illegal).
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