A Facebook executive has denied that the social network uses a device’s microphone to listen to what users are saying and then send them relevant ads.

The Face book’s vice –president of ads, Rob Goldman responded to a tweet by PJ Vogt, the presenter of a tech podcast called Reply All.


Anecdotally, many people report, seeing adverts, which appear to be related to recent, real-life conversations.


Mr. Vogt had asked for details of those specific occasions.

Mr. Goldman wrote,  “ I run ads product at Facebook. WE do not and have never used your microphone for ads. Just not true”.


We are sure that everyone would like to know the truth and concern too.


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