Thanks to Facebook, app dispensations have popped back into the public’s consciousness again. Last month it was discovered that Facebook had placed the phone logs of Android consumers who opted sharing their contacts in the days before Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. Then the coming week, during Mark Zuckerberg’s congressional affidavit, two representatives wished to know whether Facebook might be listening to private conversations through our telephone microphones and using the info to serve up eerily specific ads.
Zuckerberg answered definitively to the questions about the microphone conspiracy theory–“no”–then experienced the need to add that Facebook does have access to audio when people account video on their devices for Facebook. “I think that is pretty clear. But I just wanted to make sure I was careful there, ” he said.