It came across like an email forwarded from grandma: Facebook is listening to everything you say.
Of course, it wasn’t true.
The social media network last year rolled out an optional feature that turns on your cellphone for 15 seconds to record what you’re doing and help you post status updates. The information isn’t stored, and it’s completely voluntary.
It sounded innocuous, but this feature was fractured through the prism of Internet discussion and gossip. Facebook isn’t listening to everything you say.
The federal government, on the other hand, just might be.