Facebook Developing ‘Portal’ with Microphones & Cameras for Your Home

A former boss of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) runs Facebook’s secret research division…

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(metro.co.uk) 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.

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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.

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…

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  • Rolpho Signetti

    I bet that Wiener dude is going to like that! One more outlet to show his swizzle stick to little kids!

    Mommy! Look! Is that a Armor Hot Dog?

    No Missy, too small! Maybe a shriveled up morning sausage!

    No it is just “him” again!

  • Yosemite Sam

    I personally do not use FB. Most people in my circle of friends are heavy FB users and are always asking me to join and friend them. I respectfully always reply with no thank you. The government already has more than enough surveillance data on every citizen, FB is just something I decided long ago not to use.

    • jcrawdad

      I am with you there. Also not a tweeter user .
      lot of Dumb people out there putting their life out there for anyone to pick up on…

  • jcrawdad

    Facebook Developing ‘Portal’ with Microphones & Cameras for Your Home

    And of course they will be able to turn it OFF and ON when ever they want .