Facebook Microphone Update To Store Data: Social Media Giant Confirms New Feature Will Aggregate Information

“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.”