Facebook Developing Gadget Which Will Let It Put Microphones and Cameras in People’s Homes

By Jasper Hamill. 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. (Read more from “Facebook Developing Gadget Which Will Let It Put Microphones and Cameras in People’s Homes” HERE)

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Facebook Wants You to Send in Your Nudes, to Stop Revenge Porn

By Rob Waugh. Facebook wants you to send in your nudes, so the company can battle revenge porn – and it’s totally legit.

It might sound like an email scam, but the company’s piloting the technology in Australia – allowing people who’ve shared nudes with partners to stop the files being shared when a relationship ends.

People who are concerned that an ex-partner might share nudes on WhatsApp, Instagram or Facebook can upload the files – and the company ‘fingerprints’ them.

From that point, any attempts to upload or share the same image will be blocked, the Guardian reports.

Australia’s e-safety commissioner Julia Inman Grant told ABC, ‘We see many scenarios where maybe photos or videos were taken consensually at one point, but there was not any sort of consent to send the images or videos more broadly.’ (Read more from “Facebook Wants You to Send in Your Nudes, to Stop Revenge Porn” HERE)

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