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Facebook defends the privacy of Portal as the smart devices start shipping

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As soon as Facebook announced its smart video calling device — Portal and Portal+ — there were concerns about the privacy implications of introducing Facebook hardware with a camera into your home. The company has already gone to some lengths to try to allay privacy-related fears, clearly pre-empting the concerns people would have. Facebook describes Portal as “private by design”, but now it has gone further, using a blog post to stress the privacy and security of the devices, as well as offering reassurances about how data collected through them will — and won’t — be used. See also: Facebook… …Continue reading on BetaNews

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