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Facebook files patent for remote smartphone microphone activation

Facebook filed a patent for a technology that embeds an audio signal into other broadcast content that would activate smartphone microphones and then transfer the resulting audio data. Because of the massive privacy violations that would accompany any implementation of this technology at present, a Facebook spokesperson has emphasized that “It is common practice to file patents to prevent aggression from other companies.”

Source: Facebook Files Patent For Tech That Can Take Advantage of Your Phone’s Mic – Nextgov

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