Facebook is uniquely well-suited to disrupting traditional home and mobile phone voice calling and their successor, video calling. It has the most complete social graph of family, friends, and acquaintances – going beyond what’s in most people’s phone contacts. It has a one-billion user chat app where people are already spending tons of time. And it has the technology infrastructure to support high-bandwidth transmissions.
They say they have taken steps to remove this, but I am not sure how to make sure of that. Search company removes ‘eavesdropping’ audio-monitoring software from open-source base of Chrome browser after outcry from privacy campaigners. I have just updated to Version 45 that they say has this black box removed.