Zuckerberg strikes again!

zuckLooks like Marky boy is at it again.

“You may have seen a friend post a photo after a tough workout with a “’feeling proud’ icon. Or you’ve seen your friend check in at a coffee shop ‘drinking an iced coffee.’

That’s part of the come-on blurb for Zuckerberg’s latest scheme.

The man who parlayed the desire of people around the world to connect with each other into a multi-billion dollar ad empire now has his eye on your — wait for it — voice :

With the likes of Sneak view Street View, Google Glass, Google snoopmobiles, Chrome, and all its other ‘user service’ products, and the still growing Google financial and political empire, in the background, the octapedian advertising company has managed to remain undisputed King Data Miner. But »»»

Dear Jon, writes Kaytee Riek from Sum of Us 

Facebook just announced a new feature to its app, which will let it listen to our conversations through our own phones’ microphone. Talk about a Big Brother move.

Facebook says the feature will be used for harmless things, like identifying the song or TV show playing in the background, but it actually has the ability to listen to everything — including your private conservations — and store it indefinitely

(And you thought Broadcast Flag was bad?)

Not only is this move just downright creepy, it’s also a massive threat to our privacy. This isn’t the first time Facebook has been criticized for breaching our right to privacy, and it’s hoping this feature will fly under the radar. No such luck for Facebook. If we act now, we can stop Facebook in its tracks before it has a chance to release the feature.

Tell Facebook not to release its creepy and dangerous new app feature that listens to users’ conversations.

Facebook says it’ll be responsible with this feature, but we know we can’t trust it.

After all, just a few months ago Facebook came under fire for receiving millions of dollars for working with the National Security Agency’s PRISM, a wide-scale and highly controversial public electronic data surveillance program — something its CEO Mark Zuckerberg initially denied. This is also the company that lied about its now-scuttered Beacon program — an advertisement system that sent our “private” data from external websites to Facebook. (My emphasis — Jon)

It seems like every few months, there’s another big Facebook privacy scandal, and yet the social media giant is pushing this new app anyway. Why? The information it gathers by listening to its 1.2 billion users worldwide can be sold for huge profits to advertisers and corporations looking for better information on consumer tastes and preferences.

Facebook is acting in the best interests of its bank account, not its users. This has gone too far — we have to stop it now.

Facebook: This is an extreme invasion of your users’ privacy. Do not release this new feature, and do not listen to us through our phones’ microphones.

Jon Newton — myblogdammit

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