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    Facebook using people’s phones to listen to what they say, says a professor


    Facebook could be listening in on people’s conversations all of the time, an expert has claimed.

    The app might be using people’s phones to gather data on what they are talking about, it has been claimed.

    Facebook says that its app does listen to what’s happening around it, but only as a way of seeing what people are listening to or watching and suggesting that they post about it.

    The feature has been available for a couple of years, but recent warnings from Kelli Burns, mass communication professor at the University of South Florida, have drawn attention to it.
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    Remember how much people freaked out about Messenger's permissions when it came out?
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    Quote Originally Posted by JoostinOnline View Post
    Remember how much people freaked out about Messenger's permissions when it came out?
    I was going to install a tv remote app the other day until I noticed it had permission to access more things than I could access. The list of permissions was more than what what would fit on one screenshot.

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    I like it when descriptions explain why they need different permissions

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    Glad I always uninstall Facebook app and messenger when I get a new phone .
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