No, Facebook did not patent secretly turning your phone mics on when it hears your TV – The Verge

The Verge
Hi, everyone. Let’s talk about how to read patents again. There’s a raft of headlines today claiming that Facebook has a patent on secretly turning your phone mic on when it hears a signal from a TV. The story appears to have picked up in Metro UK …
Facebook patent would turn your mic on to analyze how you watch adsArs Technica
Facebook patents system that can use your phone’s mic to monitor TV habitsThe Guardian
Facebook wants to hide secret inaudible messages in TV ads that can force your phone to record audioMetro
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