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Facebook Admits Its Portal Listening Device Collects Data for Ads

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After denying that any data would be collected by their camera-equipped listening device, Facebook has confirmed that their Portal device could in facet be used to target people with ads.

“Portal voice calling is built on the Messenger infrastructure, so when you make a video call on Portal, we collect the same types of information (i.e. usage data such as length of calls, frequency of calls) that we collect on other Messenger-enabled devices,” a spokesperson said.

In its promotional materials for the Portal, Facebook has been keen to stress the device’s privacy credentials, stating on its website that it was created with “privacy, safety and security in mind.”

Curated from Independent 

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