Mark Zuckerberg, CEO and founder of Facebook, appeared last night in the United States Senate to testify about the scandal of Cambridge Analytica and the theft of information and personal data of more than 87 million users Worldwide. Even though, as we told you yesterday, the maximum leader of the social network apologized publicly , there are some other answers on your part that are worth commenting on.
In this case, we talk about a suspicion that has long been on the internet and that ensures that Facebook activates the microphone in the background to spy on your conversations and be able to offer you products based on the personal conversations you have. Although with the arrival of Android P we have already seen that the system will cover this possible access , the question was required.
Senator Gary Peters directly asked the manager if Facebook obtained audio files from mobile phones to collect more personal information from its users , to which the Zuckerberg responded with a brief “do not” . Seconds later, the CEO himself dedicated himself to detailing why the application requests access to the microphone, saying that it is necessary for when recording any video directly with the application.
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Despite his forcefulness and that he answered all the questions sent to him by the senators, Mark Zuckerberg was seen quite uncomfortable during the appearance . It is not for less, since the company is going through one of its worst moments in recent years, even more so after join the critics people with as much renown as Steve Wozniak, co-founder of Apple .
It is not the first time that Facebook has to step up to deny these accusations, because already in 2016 it was rumored that the mobile app made these listeners in the background , which, by the way, has never been proven. Both then and now, his response was blunt.
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