What if I say that Facebook secretly spies on you? Sounds bit odd, but it’s true, a newly discovered Facebook patent again raises some controversy over what the social media giant Facebook can spy on a user.
Beware! Facebook Secretly Spies On You Through Your Phone Camera
Nowadays privacy is very important in our life as well as in cyber world in which we work. It is said that the algorithm of the social media giant Facebook will end up knowing more than our own family.
Everything we do on the social network Facebook is monitored so that the social network can offer us content in the timeline according to our tastes, even a selection of updates that our friends have taken in the last hours.
But a newly discovered Facebook patent again raises some controversy over what the social media giant Facebook can spy on a user. Although the patent is from 2014 and published in 2015, has not been so far when it has been released internationally, revealing that Facebook can spy on your reactions on the social network through the webcam on your computer or the camera of your smartphone.
According to the patent, when we are browsing through Facebook, the social network will “look” through the camera to know how we feel when viewing different content. This way if a user is watching a video and turns away the view of the screen, the social network giant Facebook will understand that they do not like the theme and will no longer show you related videos.
Another example is the focus on the smile when a user views photos of one of his friends. If a person smiles it would imply that he/she likes the photos of that person with what they would appear more frequently in the timeline of the user.
In any case, it is only a patent and in view of how much is looked at with a magnifying glass today the privacy on Facebook is impossible to end up coming to light.
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