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Still using Facebook? 3 ways to make sure it’s not listening

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I have lost count of how many times I’ve been asked, “Are my devices listening?” 

I will tell you this: They are always listening for the wake word, and tech companies admit smart assistants mishear commands more often than any of us would like. Tap or click to stop your smart assistants from hearing what you say, accidental or not. By the way, Google users won’t have to use a wake word at all using the new “Quick Phrases” feature. 

What about the apps on our phones or websites that we open on our computers and tablets? This answer depends on the permissions you have granted. Tap or click here for a quick and easy trick to see which apps have recently accessed your camera or microphone.

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If you want to feel genuinely secure digital ears aren’t snooping, you need to dive into your settings.

1. Change your permissions

Before we dive into the steps, let’s be clear. Facebook says it doesn’t…

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