Don't get me wrong. I know a lot of wonderful people who correctly use Facebook as a personal or business connection tool, but there are also a wide selection of idiots who spread memes and chain letters and misinformation like there's no tomorrow.
According to bgr.com, Facebook is listening in on the conversations you have when your phone is nearby and the app is open. It's also likely Zuck is listening ALL THE TIME (see the insert below) - It’s not for advertising purposes, the company claims. Instead, it simply wants to help you post easier and faster, to know about the kind of content you might be consuming, as it hunts for background noise to identify TV shows or music.
- BGR has issued another warning regarding TEAMVIEWER. Make sure that the program is disabled and NOT RUNNING on your PC, unless you absolutely need it, and if you do turn it on, make sure you are onscreen watching it every second.
Can it be stopped? Bgr.com says it can. You can restrict Facebook’s access to the iPhone or Android device’s microphone in order to limit its reach. How to turn it off? Instructions after the jump.
 Sheeple: People unable to think for themselves. Word Spy defines it as "people who are meek, easily persuaded, and tend to follow the crowd (sheep + people)."
From the UK Independent website:
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