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Facebook developing ‘Portal’ gadget which will let it put microphones and cameras in people’s homes

Posted by M. C. Fox on January 11, 2018

The fact that Zuckerberg expects these things to sell tells you the sheeple population won’t be going down anytime soon. This is sad.

Building 8 is a top secret Facebook division which used to be headed up by Regina E. Dugan, former boss of Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), which is dedicated to military research. Last year, Facebook admitted its own research wing was working on technology which can read people’s minds at 100 words per minute.

Read more: http://metro.co.uk/2018/01/11/facebook-portal-gadget-will-put-microphones-cameras-ordinary-peoples-homes-7221722/?ito=cbshare

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.

Apart from the potentially grave privacy implications of letting Facebook’s cameras and microphones into your home, there’s another clear fault with the gadget: it costs almost as much as an iPhone or iPad but probably does a lot less.

Why have just an Amazon open microphone in your when you can have a surveillance camera too!

Don’t be left out and not be able to have face-time with all your virtual friends! “You are not on Portal? How 2000 is that”!

Besides Zuckerberg and his minions won’t mind the occasional “private viewing’ when you think the camera and microphone are off. They (potentially) always will be  on…unless you don’t get this garbage to begin with.

Be seeing you

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I am not a number. I am a free man!-Number 6

 

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