A Journalist Claims That Social Media Is Spying on Us to Target Ads

Earlier, Adelaide Bracey from Australia also spotted ads for saunas appearing on her Facebook page after chatting to close friends about hot tubs. She says that she didn’t Google it and it just popped up on her Facebook.

Despite all those weird coincidences, there is still no solid evidence and the conspiracy theory just remains a theory. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg keeps denying that the social network uses our phones’ microphone to spy and listen to our conversations.

Recently, there were many of these types of incidents when Facebook users complained of being presented with advertisements. Some users were advertised palm readings, sandwich makers and mobile phones after having had conversations about them.

In case you want to protect your phone against spying, we can suggest several options:

For an iPhone:

  • Go to “settings”, scroll down to Facebook and tap it.
  • Pick “settings”.
  • Turn off the slider for “microphone”.

For an Android:

  • Go to “settings” and swipe over to “personal”.
  • Tap “privacy and safety”.
  • Tap “app permissions”.
  • Tap “microphone”.
  • Find Facebook and turn the slider to “off”.

Have you experienced anything similar? Please leave your opinion and share your experience with us!


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