Skip to comments.Facebook Wants to Put a Camera in Your Living Room
Posted on 09/20/2019 7:30:54 AM PDT by BenLurkin
Facebook has new devices to help you video chat from your couch!
Smart speakers are popular these days but Facebook says theyre missing a key feature the ability to video chat!
The companys new line of gadgets called Portal look like picture frames but let you make video calls, too! Theres even a model that sits on top of your TV so you can video chat from the couch.
Portal TV. This device sits on top of your TV and lets you video chat from the most comfortable seat in the house: your couch. Its much more relaxing than trying to hold your phone out at arms length. The person on the other end can use another Portal or the Facebook Messenger or WhatsApp on their phone.
Facebook built a bunch of AI smarts into the wide angle camera: it can follow you around, include the entire group or focus on just one person you pick.
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Anybody who puts a device like that in their homes deserves whatever these tech monopolies do with the video/audio and data.
1960s; “I don’t like to talk on the phone, Man — I think the CIA may have tapped the line.”
2010s: “Hey! CIA! Do you have a good recipe for apple pie? And by the way — you weren’t watching what I was doing with the neighbor lady on the couch last night, were you??”
There is something very seriously wrong with this country if they embrace even more of this. It’s scary... It will someday become law the way this is going.
What could go wrong?
Since we don’t use Facebook, that will not happen in our home.
George Orwell got one thing wrong in “1984”. People are so vain and lazy they will happily put telescreens in their homes.
IBT “What’s a Facebook?”
Wasn’t this predicted in the Jetson’s cartoons?
“IBT Whats a Facebook?
It’s DARPA name was LifeLog before they did a little crony capitalism deal.
Oh, yea. I totally trust Facebook. What have they ever done wrong?
Cameras in your bedroom next?
With Facetime and other video chat apps for phones and tablets, what is the point of this? Oh, yeah, surveillance...
They want you to buy their crap. That's it! It's all about separating you from your money. Nobody cares about you for any other reason. We just aren't that important. Does anyone on this website actually think the freakin' CIA cares about the latest fight you had with your wife??? It's the height of narcissism.
(When I used "you" in this post I was not talking about you personally.)
A person amenable to this doesn’t merit ANY freedom.
May history forget ye were our countrymen...
Do they already have that access when you’re on FB and in front of the screen?
Stole his business idea
Stole all the shares from his BEST friend
Secretly sold users data
Stated in a confidential email to a friend that people who trust him are "dumb-f*cks".
Married in the community proprety state of California, the very day AFTER he took Facebook public.
Requested nude photos of users to protect them against the risk of revenge porn.
Secretly tried to get hospitals to release vast stores of patient data so I can help cure diseases.
Initially pursued total rights ownership of images uploaded to FB; if you'd been photoed as a happy youth with, say, a can of Coors then later got really famous, Zuck could be paid by Coors for zero work and YOUR old photo in a new ad while you, the centerpiece of the ad, would get NOTHING. Struck down after lengthy legal battles.
De-platformed numerous Conservatives because he didn't agree with their views, couldn't define hate-speech when asked by Congress.
Secretly requested banks give him his users' financial data, including transactions, so my users can check their balances on my site."
Digitally permitted his housing advertisers to filter out customers whose search histories were strongly associated with terms like "handicapped" , "mobility scooter" and "guidedog".
Admonished that people "build bridges instead of walls", all while building walls around his Palo Alto homes and around the huge Kauai Estate he bought and then threw the Hawaiians off of, an effort requiring 300 seperate lawsuits against local Hawaiian land claimants.
Established a "trustworthiness index" for ALL his facebook users while disclosing it to none of them.
Altered FB algorithms to flag content from conservative publications as spam.
Revered Augustus Caesar, leader of Rome who assured 200 years of peace via harsh rule, possibly arranging the execution of his own grandson. On a wedding anniversary trip to Rome, Zuck gushed so effusively over sculptures and monuments dedicated to Augustus that his wife joked that three people, not two, were on their trip.
For years, Zuck traditionally closed high-level Facebook executive meetings by shouting, "DOMINATION..!", perhaps half-jokingly.
Proposed installation in the homes of FB users special Facebook cameras that would monitor users and follow them around as they went about their private lives inside their homes. But the cameras, Zuckerberg assured, would come with privacy settings which Facebook would, like, totally respect, or something.
Asked for user telephone numbers for 2 factor authentication but within weeks used that data for marketing purposes. If users chose to share their entire contact list, Facebook also shared that data with advertisers, even phone numbers of people who NEVER had a facebook account. After the Cambridge Analytica scandal, FB pleged to reinvigorate user privacy but neither of these practices has stopped.
In the runup to the 2018 midterm elections, FB removed over 800 conservative political pages and accounts in a clamp down on what the social media company arbitrarily termed, inauthentic behavior. The ambitious political move affected 66 million FB users, most of them Conservative.
Permitted the search term "white genocide" to be used as a targeting criterion to aim advertising for products at 170,000 users who interacted with that subject.
When at their SF HQ in 2016 FB employees replaced a mural slogal, "Black Lives Matter" with the words, "All Lives Matter", Zuck returned the slogan to its original and reprimanded the employees as, "malicious and disrespectful".
In South Sudan in late Nov. 2018, Facebook permitted the auctioning of a CHILD BRIDE, age 16. The girl was sold for 500 cows, 3 cars and $10,000 and went into hiding. Five men, including some "high-ranking government officials," bid on the girl, according to Children's rights organization Plan International. At the same time it was revealed that Mexican child molesters had been using Facebook's Messenger app to collude regarding available kids and ongoing grooming prospects.
As taught in the Totalitarian instruction manual...
(Known in popular culture as George Orwell’s 1984. Of course it will become law. If it saves one child...)
Put a Trump 2020 placard in front of it ...
There is The Culinary Institute Of America.
Sometimes a special show would run on PBS.
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