Intelligence Board: Does Facebook secretly use audio from users?

Board created by probono on Oct. 29, 2017.
There are rumors that Facebook secretly records audio from users to serve ads
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Facebook has secretly recorded audio at government request
Facebook has never recorded audio without user permission
Facebook secretly records audio for internal purposes
Facebook has secretly recorded audio to serve ads
Oct. 28, 2017 Facebook executives deny using the microphone for ads Evaluate Neutral Very Consistent Neutral Very Inconsistent
June 2, 2016 Facebook issued a press release denying using audio for ads or feeds Evaluate Neutral Consistent Very Inconsistent Very Inconsistent
Jan. 5, 2015 Facebook has advanced voice recognition technology Evaluate Consistent Neutral Consistent Consistent
Oct. 28, 2017 Many people report seeing adverts which appear to be related to recent, real-life conversations. Evaluate N/A Inconsistent N/A Inconsistent Extreme dispute over assessment