Is Facebook Listening To Your Private Conversations? [Video]
I love a good conspiracy theory. I think most of us have suspicions about certain things, I just take it to the next level. For example, I truly believe the NFL is scripted theater. I also think that the mobile phone in our pocket is a secret window into our world. I believe we are being monitored not only by the websites visit but by the conversations we have on and off the phone.
I know the inherent dangers of an open microphone. The microphone on your smartphone never is turned off. Whatever you say and whenever you say it is being monitored. In the case demonstrated by this video, it's Facebook that is listening to the conversation.
The couple in the video doesn't have a cat. Yet, as an experiment, they start talking about cat food. Low and behold the day after they started talking about cat food an advertisement for cat food shows up on their Facebook feed.
Coincidence? I think not. I am going to try this experiment myself and see what happens. I will keep you posted.