In a move that seems like something out of a sci-fi movie, Facebook has created a new app that can enable your microphone whenever it wants and listen to everything around you.

Apparently the feature turns on the phone’s mic and picks up on what is going on in the background – from conversations to music and TV shows. According to, "Facebook could then  automatically add at the end of their status update something like 'Watching Game of Thrones' or 'Listening to Coldplay.'

Not surprisingly, there is a petition going around to stop this app from launching and it has already collected over half a million signatures. 

Facebook claims that it will "use the app responsibly." 

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