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Facebook is planning to secretly watch and record users via webcams

Facebook has not put these plans into action yet

IANS  |  New York 

Facebook is planning to secretly watch and record users via webcams

giant is planning to secretly watch and record users through their and

"According to a newly discovered patent, the company will use to see how of users change when they come across different types of content on the site," Independent.co.uk reported on Friday.

The patent document also suggests that the company would also analyse those images to see how users feel and later use that information to keep users on the site for longer.

For example, if you smiled looking at one of your friends pictures, Facebook's algorithm would use that information and display more pictures of that friend in your

"Another example included in the patent application explains that if you looked away from your screen when a video of a kitten played, would stop showing similar type of videos in your Feed," the report noted.

However, has not put these plans into action yet, and there's no guarantee that it ever would in future.

First Published: Fri, June 09 2017. 16:25 IST
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