Recently reporters have discovered that Facebook filed a patent a while back for a technology that would embed “digital fingerprints” in TV ads or other audio that would trigger smartphone mics to start recording everything in the surrounding area.
The patent is called “Broadcast Content View Analysis Based on Ambient Audio Recording.” That’s a longwinded way of describing a technology that effectively turns every smartphone into a spying device.
We live in an age when our everyday actions and words are being recorded at an unprecedented level. Anybody who has ever had a conversation about their desire for a slice of pizza, and immediately seen a notification from their Dominos app pop up on their smartphone, knows what I’m talking about.
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I have no worries for I do not have a smart phone. I do have an old flip phone which we use when traveling in case of emergency but otherwise people can call me on Vonage, write a letter. email me or visit.
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