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A couple of years ago I had a pair of sunglasses stolen from my car when I forgot to take them with me when the car was being serviced. I complained to the garage and indignantly reported this important event to my wife. Spookily, the following day I started receiving ads in my Facebook feed for where I could buy exactly the same pair of sunglasses. I thought my natural gift of cynicism had turned into paranoia. As Joseph Heller said in Catch 22 – “Just because you’re paranoid doesn’t mean they aren’t after you.” In Facebook’s case – it turns out they are!
From Canada’s National Post, (Screenshot below) comes the report that one of their own citizens is testifying that exactly my sunglasses experience was indeed not paranoia but a matter of fact – Facebook did indeed have the capacity to listen in to my private conversations.
The report starts off with “Facebook could be listening to its user’s
conversations through smartphone microphones, Cambridge Analytica
whistleblower Christopher Wylie says. He appeared in front of a
committee of British parliamentarians on Tuesday, and in his nearly four
hours of testimony, he used words like “fraud” and “cheat” to describe
the use of Facebook data to affect the outcomes of Brexit. He also
addressed the longstanding internet theory that Facebook spies on its
users to shape their advertising.”