New Facebook ‘Portal’ Camera Follows You Around the Room

Monday, October 8, 2018
By Paul Martin

Gee, I bet this won’t be used to spy on everyone

Paul Joseph Watson
PrisonPlanet.com
October 8, 2018

Facebook has announced the rollout of its new ‘Portal’ smart speakers, which it brags have a camera that can automatically follow users around the room.

Becoming the latest company to enter the smart-speaker market after Amazon Alexa and Google Home, Facebook rolled out a pair of voice-controlled devices that are optimized for video calling.

“Portal’s smart camera follows the action, keeping you in frame and everyone in view,” states the promo for the product.

Today we’re excited to introduce @PortalFacebook to everyone. Come say hi and check out https://t.co/jQuzzc97CK to learn more. pic.twitter.com/PzlTQDi6NI

— Facebook (@facebook) October 8, 2018

The technology led some people to draw comparisons to George Orwell’s 1984, and a quote from the book illustrates creepy similarities.

“The telescreen recieved and transmitted simultaneously. Any sound Winston made, above the level of a very low whisper, would be picked up by it; moreover, so long as he remained within the field of vision which the metal plaque commanded, he could be seen as well as heard.”

Undoubtedly wary about fears the technology could be exploited to spy on its users following the company’s data abuse scandals, Facebook has even included a camera cover that can be slipped over the lens.

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