On the morning of June 29th Beijing time, Facebook was facing public pressure to track user information. A recent patent application by Facebook may make critics' long-standing fears come true.
The patent relates to a silent microphone that monitors Facebook users. Facebook filed for the patent in December 2016, and the patent was announced on June 14. The patent description specifically mentions Facebook's biggest source of revenue
The patent introduces a special scene triggered by a microphone. Although the company mentioned that high frequency sounds are part of the environmental sound collection process, these sounds do not activate the recording capabilities of the envisaged Facebook applications. This means that the patent does not need your cell phone microphone to continue to open.
Facebook patents show that smartphones and others
After determining that the mobile phone is close to the broadcast device, the application in the patent will
The application then analyzes the recorded ambient sound and searches