Evidence suggests Facebook is listening to your conversations.
The biggest and most popular social media site, Facebook certainly knows how to exploit their numbers.
Since the inclusion of adverts on Facebook, people have been suspicious of Facebook spying on your internet history, looking at an item on ebay in a different window will often bring up an advert for the very same item at the side of your Facebook page, as if by magic.
Intelligent adverts like this are one thing, as the company claims they are just trying to do their best by tailoring content to what it thinks you want to see, but they may have taken it a step too far.
One couple started noticing suspicious behavior on Facebook after speaking to each other on the phone, they decided to do their own experiment.
After suspecting that Facebook had been listening into their phone calls, Youtuber Neville and his wife spoke of a completely random subject during one of their phone calls.
Despite owning no cats, they started mentioning cat food in the calls for a couple of days, they then started to see adverts for cat food on both of their Facebook profiles.
“My wife and I took a random subject we had NEVER ever talked about or searched online and talked about it while her iPhone was on in the background. Two days later, our Facebook advertising completely changed over to cat food for a few days,”
Ari Grant, a Facebook employee aroused users suspicions when she said:
“If you leave the Facebook app after watching a video, the audio session sometimes stays open as if the app was playing audio silently. The app isn’t actually doing anything while awake in the background, but it does use more battery simply by being awake.”
Facebook have released an official statement saying they have never used their app the spy on people.