Facebook denies eavesdropping on you through your phone’s mic to target ads

There’s been talk for at least a couple of years about whether Facebook ‘listens’ to your conversations and anything you say out loud through your phone to learn what you’re interested in and then bring relevant ads to your feed. While it seems all too plausible at this point, the company denied that it has ever done so, over the weekend. Responding to a tweet from the Reply All podcast’s host PJ Vogt, the social network’s vice president of ads, Rob Goldman, rubbished the claims: I run ads product at Facebook. We don’t – and have never – used your…

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