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Backlash over Facebook's 'listening' feature is a problem of trust

o IDG News Service staff
02.06.2014 kl 18:15 | IDG News Service

The story, "Backlash over Facebook's 'listening' feature is a problem of trust," which posted to the wire Friday, has been clarified to include additional information about a Facebook user petition and also contained an inaccuracy regarding how the Shazam application works, which has been corrected. The story further inaccurately stated what a new Facebook feature will do.

 

The story, "Backlash over Facebook's 'listening' feature is a problem of trust," which posted to the wire Friday, has been clarified to include additional information about a Facebook user petition and also contained an inaccuracy regarding how the Shazam application works, which has been corrected. The story further inaccurately stated what a new Facebook feature will do.

This new seventh paragraph has been added to the story:

Facebook responded to a request for comment: "Sadly, an earlier version of this petition had several factual inaccuracies that have now been corrected. It's unfortunate that the majority of people signed this petition before these corrections were made."

A third sentence has been added to what is now the eighth paragraph, which reads:

But the protest may say more about people's confidence in Facebook than about the technology itself. There are already popular apps like Shazam and SoundHound that use the smartphone microphone to identify songs, but those apps haven't been subject to a similar backlash. Shazam also identifies ambient TV audio.

The first two sentences of the original eighth paragraph, which is now the ninth paragraph, have been deleted and replaced with a single sentence. The entire new ninth paragraph now reads:

Facebook's app can also identify TV shows and movies. Facebook will share what people are listening to or watching in their status update -- if they ask it to.

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