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Australian Cybersecurity Expert: Facebook Listens To Conversations, Serves Ads Based On What It Hears 


Triggered by certain phrases, the Facebook app uses the smartphone microphone to listen to conversations, then serves ads based on what it hears, Dr. Peter Henway claims.

“You’re talking about this conspiracy theory that gets passed around, that we listen to what’s going on on your microphone and we use that for ads. We don’t do that,” Mark Zuckeberg said after Senator Gary Peters asked whether Facebook listens to its users, according to the Independent.
Yet, seemingly everyone – Senator Gary Peters and his staff included – has a story that echoes the sentiment expressed in what Mark Zuckeberg dismissed as conspiracy theories; a story about discussing a certain trip, idea, TV show, clothing item, and having an ad pop up on Facebook’s feed the next day, or within a few hours.

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Jamie Foxx Denies Slapping a Woman with His Penis in 2002


Actor Jamie Foxx spoke to TMZ on Wednesday and strongly denied claims that he attacked a woman with his penis in 2002.

In the interview, Foxx asserted that the charge was “absurd” and vowed to challenge the woman’s allegation in court.
Last week, the woman, whose name has not been made public, accused Foxx of the assault said the alleged incident occurred at a Las Vegas party hosted by Foxx in 2002. The woman claims that Django Unchained star hit her in the face with his penis after she denied him oral sex.
After the alleged incident, the woman claims one of Foxx’s friends told her to leave, at which point she went back to her apartment in Los Angeles where she was treated for a panic attack, according to TMZ

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Facebook is reportedly considering its own cryptocurrency

Facebook is reportedly looking into creating its own cryptocurrency. According to Cheddar, it would be a way for the social network's billions of users to make electronic payments on the platform, as well as outside it. There are no real details about the project; all we know is that a source who asked not to be identified told Cheddar, "They are very serious about it."

"Like many other companies Facebook is exploring ways to leverage the power of blockchain technology," Facebook said in a statement to Engadget. "This new small team will be exploring many different applications. We don't have anything further to share."

Earlier this week, the head of Facebook's Messenger team announced he'd be leading a new group intent on exploring how to leverage blockchain technology across the platform. Blockchain is the ledger system that underlies cryptocurrency, but it can have various uses, from keeping track of jewelry provenance to organizing a global shipping system. It doesn't necessarily have to be used for cryptocurrency.

However, Facebook creating its own cryptocurrency makes sense. It could cut down on transaction fees that the company has to pay credit card companies internally. But more than that, it could make Facebook a major player in the cryptocurrency market.

There's a long road ahead before anything like this could become viable. As Cheddar, notes, the social network would have to make some major blockchain and cryptocurrency acquisitions before this was a viable idea. Still, it will be interesting to see how this develops.

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