While they found no evidence to suggest that phones are doing any eavesdropping on conversations, what they found instead was just as creepy.
As reported by Gizmodo, researchers Elleen Pan, Jingjing Ren, Martina Lindorfer, Christo Wilson, and David Choffnes studied more than 17,000 apps, including ones from Facebook and those that send information to Facebook, to see if any of them were capturing audio via Android phone microphones.
The year-long study looked at several thousand apps and whether they were secretly using the phone's microphone to record audio. The apps included Facebook and over 8,000 apps that send information to the social media giant. On the bright side, the researchers "found no evidence" that apps are sneakily snooping in on your conversations. But they did find that some apps were sending screen recordings and screenshots to third parties.
The National Security Agency is deleting millions of phone call and text records it wasn't authorized to keep; chief intelligence correspondent Catherine Herridge reports from Washington. While such a scenario did not come to pass during the time of research using automated mechanisms, a different scenario is possible with human users.
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In conclusion, mobile applications might not be listening in on what you say, they are watching every decision you make on a smartphone screen. So don't be surprised if you find Facebook ads reading your mind. And this is being sent to third-party entities.
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