Facebook patent hints at plans for secret tracking via webcam

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Facebook patent hints at plans for secret tracking via webcam

Social media giant Facebook is planning to secretly watch and record users through their webcams and smartphone cameras.

According to a newly discovered patent, the company will use technology to see how facial expressions of users change when they come across different types of content on the site. The patent document also suggests that the company would also analyse those images to see how users feel and later use that information to keep users on the site for longer.

However, Facebook has not put these plans into action yet, and there’s no guarantee that it ever would in future.

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