Anthony Smith writes: “In a press release issued Wednesday, Facebook announced a forthcoming app update in which a new feature uses the phone’s microphone to capture sounds in the user’s environment, then identifies the song, movie or television show the user is watching based on what it hears. Once the sound is ID’d, users have the option to share it as a visual component of their posts. Though Facebook assured that “no sound is stored,” the company acknowledged to International Business Times that it does intend to archive the data gleaned. The company did not discuss whether it plans to use the same feature to gather data from other sounds heard by the microphone, such as users’ discussions about their medications or their children.”

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