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Facebook Wants To Spy On You Via Hidden Inaudible TV Ad Messages
SHTFplan.com ^ | June 25th, 2018 | Mac Slavo

Posted on 06/26/2018 4:48:32 PM PDT by vannrox

Social media giant Facebook continues to ramp up the creepy factor. According to a recently filed patent, Facebook wants to spy on you by hiding inaudible messages in TV ads.

Facebook has filed a patent for a system that hides audio clips in TV commercials. These sounds would be so high-pitched that they are inaudible to human beings. They would then trigger your phone to record all the background noises in your home. The patent application is called “broadcast content view analysis based on ambient audio recording.”

According to The Daily Mail, these secret messages would force your phone to record the audio of the private conversations you have without you even knowing. According to a patent application by the social media platform, clips taken of your background conversations and your movements across a room would help advertisers determine whether or not you are watching their promotions.

According to the patent, originally discovered by Metro, the system would use “a non-human hearable digital sound” to activate your phone’s microphone. This noise, which could be a sound so high-pitched that humans cannot hear it, would contain a “machine recognizable” set of Morse code-style beeps. Once your phone “hears” or recognizes the trigger, it would begin to record the “ambient noise” in the home, such as the sound of your air conditioning unit, plumbing noises from your pipes, and even your movements from one room to another. Your phone would even listen in on “distant human speech” and “creaks from thermal contraction”, according to the patent.

Facebook is currently working on the controversial software too, said a patent application published on June 14 this year. If you’re like the rest of us, you might think this sounds like an Orwellian nightmare technology which will let Big Zucker intrude upon the lives of millions of unsuspecting people in unprecedentedly terrifying ways.

The tech is going to be used to monitor what people watch on their “broadcasting device” so that the adverts they are shown on Facebook are likely to appeal to them. This would also allow companies to get an accurate sense of the size of the audience which has viewed their promotion. That’s what Facebook says in its patent, however, there is absolutely no mention of spying on our private lives, invading our privacy, recording our intimate conversations, and forcing advertising into the heart of our homes whatsoever.



TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Philosophy
KEYWORDS: cellphone; computer; facebook; fbpatent; fbspying; fbsurveillance; phonezombies; smartphones; spy
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What this means is that they have the power to record what ever you say and video what ever you do EVEN if you are not a member of Facebook. All you need to do is have the television or radio on. Your cellphone or computer would automatically obey the commands issued to it.
1 posted on 06/26/2018 4:48:32 PM PDT by vannrox
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Just a tad creepy. NOT in MY house !


2 posted on 06/26/2018 4:54:11 PM PDT by snooter55 (People may doubt what you say, but they will always believe what you do)
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How can this possibly be legal? If true (BIG “if”!) then shouldn’t Suckerturd be heading to jail for trying this?


3 posted on 06/26/2018 4:54:50 PM PDT by Gargantua (The wheel is spinnin' and it can't slow down... ;^)
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My hi tech son says he might believe it if someone has a patent number to research.


4 posted on 06/26/2018 4:56:49 PM PDT by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: Gargantua

You would think so. What the Left gets away with is UnFreakin’ Believable.


5 posted on 06/26/2018 5:00:05 PM PDT by DivineMomentsOfTruth ("There is but one straight course, and that is to seek truth and persue it steadily." -GW)
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And why on earth does your phone have a receptor to these covert signals to turn on your microphone (and camera eye)?


6 posted on 06/26/2018 5:01:09 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Spygate's clock began in 2015 - what did President Obama know and when did he know it)
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later


7 posted on 06/26/2018 5:01:40 PM PDT by gaijin
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What this means is that they have the power to record what ever you say and video what ever you do EVEN if you are not a member of Facebook. All you need to do is have the television or radio on. Your cellphone or computer would automatically obey the commands issued to it.

It would require that you have their app installed on your phone, and that you give that app access to the microphone. Same with your computer. Most desktop systems don't even have a microphone... FB wants to know everything about you. Don't let them. If your phone or TV have the FB app installed, delete it.

8 posted on 06/26/2018 5:01:55 PM PDT by ETCS
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There’s always more than one way to do something with software, and Facebook won’t be the only company doing it. I don’t have a smartphone, and other telephones are best used with noise canceling microphones.


9 posted on 06/26/2018 5:02:04 PM PDT by familyop ("Welcome to Costco. I love you." - -Costco greeter in the movie, "Idiocracy")
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Nice picture of Zuckerburg, by the way. ;-)


10 posted on 06/26/2018 5:05:09 PM PDT by familyop ("Welcome to Costco. I love you." - -Costco greeter in the movie, "Idiocracy")
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Would this be legal in a two party wiretap rule state?

Or, is FB powerful enough that they could point to some hard-to-find clause in their user agreement and get away with it?


11 posted on 06/26/2018 5:05:21 PM PDT by Pearls Before Swine ("Married with children.")
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Advantage to “old people’s phones” with no smart features.


12 posted on 06/26/2018 5:06:36 PM PDT by Rurudyne (Standup Philosopher)
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To: vannrox

Sounds like BS.


13 posted on 06/26/2018 5:08:03 PM PDT by SaxxonWoods (Hmmm.)
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Sue them into oblivion. Breach of privacy.

Would probably do very well in all-party consent states.

Shoving it into an enormous eula isnt going to fly either.


14 posted on 06/26/2018 5:09:18 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man ( Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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I’m buying more tin foil and then it’s back to the bunker for me.


15 posted on 06/26/2018 5:11:49 PM PDT by shelterguy
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I just bought a new TV and made sure NOT to get a “smart TV”. We don’t get cell phone coverage on my property either.


16 posted on 06/26/2018 5:12:48 PM PDT by Pollard (If you don't understand what I typed, you haven't read the classics.)
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of course desktops and laptops have mikes.

what do you think Skype does?

read your lips??


17 posted on 06/26/2018 5:19:06 PM PDT by Chickensoup (Leftists today are speaking as if they plan to commence to commit genocide against conservatives.)
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To: snooter55

Arent you cute? You think you have a choice. :-)


18 posted on 06/26/2018 5:22:08 PM PDT by lowbridge
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Fakebook is just for women to spy on each other and chat and read their news feed
Nothing more
Instagram is for kids to post outrageous videos. Nothing more
Ok back to a REAL website
Free republic. Thank you Jim


19 posted on 06/26/2018 5:24:34 PM PDT by Truthoverpower (The guvmint you get is the Trump winning express !)
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To: vannrox

When the article says “your phone” does it mean any phone or a smart phone. I ask because I do not own a smart phone. I have my daughters old Motorola flip phone. I still however,have a land line.


20 posted on 06/26/2018 5:24:49 PM PDT by 4yearlurker ("There stands mother under the oleanders,open the windows." A dying cowboys last words,1879.)
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