The company explained that this new technology could collect data about the users and then utilize the information gathered to target ads. Given Facebook's reputation in handling users' data and recent cases of breach, everybody thought that it is a dumb move by the Zuckerberg owned company. Featuring high-quality speakers to allow flawless streaming from apps like Spotify and is powered by Amazon'sAlexa voice assistant.
"Voice Portal built on the basis of the Messenger, so when you call with this device, we collect the same information (duration and frequency of calls), and other gadgets with the Messenger".
"We may use this information to inform the ads we show you across our platforms", the spokesperson continues.
The real question is if there will be a big enough of a demand for the two Portals considering the privacy concerns people have with Facebook. However, the company has taken a U-turn now, and Facebook has said that its video calling device is capable of collecting some "information" that can be used for showing user targeted ads.
The confusion, apparently, stemmed from the fact that the Portal device itself won't run ads. "The release of Portal was postponed earlier this year due, in part, to privacy scandals surrounding the revelation that the British firm Cambridge Analytica harvested the data of millions of Facebook users to aid the Trump U.S. presidential campaign". The device could also eventually be a natural home for Facebook's video ads, even though it's not putting them on Portal right now.
Do you work at Facebook? The admission also seemingly refuted what Facebook head of devices Andrew Bosworth told Daily Telegraph when Portal was launched.
This gives Facebook a chance to impact the media-dongle market featuring the likes of Google Chromecast, Amazon Firestick, and others.
Tech powerhouses with software and hardware products have a distinct, and nearly unparalleled, advantage in today's competitive market - but will Facebook's users be willing to trust the tech giant enough to allow the Portal into their homes?
Luis Suarez and Ivan Rakitic were also some of Neymar's close acquaintances and he still considers Barcelona as "his club". The same publication reported yesterday that Neymar has already offered to go back to the Nou Camp.
Former leg-spinner Abdul Qadir said Kaneria's confession was a big blow to the image of Pakistan cricket. "Now I have become strong enough to make this decision, because you can not live a life with lies".
El actor colombiano Javier Gnecco murió a sus 81 años tras permanecer varios días en delicado estado de salud. El actor interpretó al padre de la abogada Julia Escallón, Jaime Escallón, en 'La ley del corazón' .
An eyewitness told ANI that a train travelling at a fast speed ran over several people during Dussehra celebrations. Revenue Minister Sukhbinder Sarkaria has been deputed to oversee rescue operations, ANI reported.
Twitter added that the goal of the release was to make the data available for researchers and academics for investigation. The Iran operation was largely pushing pro-Iranian government messaging overseas and directing users to certain websites.
Meanwhile, Jenner recently hit out at TMZ for "putting her life in danger" by sharing photos of her home on its report about Ford. On Thursday on Twitter , the supermodel fired back at the publication for allegedly releasing the exact location of her house.
Además del tráiler de lanzamiento , Rockstar ha confirmado el tamaño de archivo de este título en sus diferentes versiones. Red Dead Online , la experiencia multijugador de Red Dead Redemption 2 , iniciará su beta pública en noviembre.
The New York City Pension Funds owned about 4.5 million Facebook shares as of 31 July, while Trillium held 53 000 shares. Considering Zuckerberg's outsized influence on the company, the proposal is likely to go in vain.
NOAA predicting mild winter in New England
Winter looks wet and especially mild for much of the country, thanks to a weak El Nino brewing, USA meteorologists said. Precipitation is expected to be above normal across the southern tier of the USA , extending up into the Mid-Atlantic.
Colombia le recetó una nueva derrota a Costa Rica
Los ticos buscan darle forma al equipo con miras a la Copa Oro de la Concacaf del próximo año y la eliminatoria mundialista. Por el otro lado, Costa Rica se presentó en territorio azteca en el que perdió por marcador de 3-2 ante México.
Gallardo desestimó dirigir la Selección
Jonatan Maidana y Leonardo Ponzio son los veteranos caciques que siempre resguarda antes de citas trascendentales. " Nada dura para siempre , pero la estabilidad la da uno emocionalmente y uno sabe con qué entusiasmo está acá".
Comienza hoy venta legal de marihuana en Canadá
Los sitios aptos para fumar varían mucho de una provincia a otra, de una ciudad a otra o de un distrito a otro. Unas decenas de personas hacían la fila pacientemente desde el alba sobre la acera.