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Facebook wants to put microphones and cameras in your home
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In George Orwell’s 1984, the oppressive rulers of Oceania use devices called telescreens to closely monitor and repress citizens.

Now Facebook looks set to follow in the Party’s footsteps by putting its own firm’s microphones and cameras into people’s homes.

The social network is planning to release its first ever piece of consumer hardware which will be called Portal and cost a whopping $499 (£368), a website called Cheddar has claimed.

The device will feature a 15inch screen, a wide-angle camera with facial recognition and microphones to allow voice control.

It’s expected to use facial recognition to allow people to log into their accounts without having to type in passwords and will be dedicated to video chat.

The gadget has been designed by a shadowy Facebook department called Building 8 that’s also working on mind-reading technology.

‘Rather than position the device as a smart assistant akin to Amazon’s Echo speakers, Facebook intends to pitch Portal as a way for families and friends to stay connected through video chatting and other social features,’ the website wrote.

http://metro.co.uk/2018/01/11/facebook-p...s-7221722/
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Nothank you.
"Perhaps the greatest myth being purveyed,
is that myths are just myths." - Michael Tsarion

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We already did..Cell Phone, X Box, Playstation, Cable Box, Webcam... Notice a trend(y)
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(01-12-2018, 02:01 AM)JF Priest Wrote: We already did..Cell Phone, X Box, Playstation, Cable Box, Webcam... Notice a trend(y)

Not to mention every laptop/pc with a camera/mic and EVERY phone that's internet capable. Chuckle
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(01-12-2018, 02:14 AM)DaJavoo Wrote:
(01-12-2018, 02:01 AM)JF Priest Wrote: We already did..Cell Phone, X Box, Playstation, Cable Box, Webcam... Notice a trend(y)

Not to mention every laptop/pc with a camera/mic and EVERY phone that's internet capable.   Chuckle

Pennsylvania schools spying on students using laptop webcams, claims lawsuit

A suburban Philadelphia school district remotely activates the cameras in school-provided laptops to spy on students in their homes, a lawsuit filed in federal court Tuesday alleged.

According to the lawsuit filed by a high school student and his parents, the Lower Merion School District of Ardmore, Pa. has spied on students and families by "indiscriminate use of and ability to remotely activate the webcams incorporated into each laptop issued to students by the School District."

Approximately 1,800 students at the district's two high schools have been given laptops as part of a state- and federally-funded "one-to-one" student-to-laptop initiative.

Michael and Holly Robbins of Penn Valley, Pa., said they first found out about the alleged spying last November after their son Blake was accused by a Harriton High School official of "improper behavior in his home" and shown a photograph taken by his laptop.
https://www.computerworld.com/article/25...wsuit.html

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_conti...pYg8IavR2k
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(01-12-2018, 02:01 AM)JF Priest Wrote: We already did..Cell Phone, X Box, Playstation, Cable Box, Webcam... Notice a trend(y)

Don't forget about Google and Amazon's tool of spying on people.

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(01-12-2018, 02:14 AM)DaJavoo Wrote:
(01-12-2018, 02:01 AM)JF Priest Wrote: We already did..Cell Phone, X Box, Playstation, Cable Box, Webcam... Notice a trend(y)

Not to mention every laptop/pc with a camera/mic and EVERY phone that's internet capable.   Chuckle

I was gonna say....
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I'm listening to Seal. Can you guess which song?
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#9
They already did if you use the dunce fone app.
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