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usage data such as length of calls, frequency of calls) that we collect on other Messenger-enabled devices.We may use this information to inform the ads we show you across our platforms.“We know that privacy and security are important when you bring new technology into your home,” wrote Facebook in a blog post.“That’s why we designed Portal with tools that give you control.” It continues: “To manage Portal access within your home, you can set a four- to 12-digit passcode to keep the screen locked.In an October 8 interview with , the company’s marketing lead for Portal, Dave Kaufman, told the outfit that “…no data collected through Portal — even call log data or app usage data, like the fact that you listened to Spotify — will be used to target users with ads on Facebook or any other app.” Except, that wasn’t really the case at all.Facebook has since reached out to “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.Because of this apparent delay, according to Digi Times, Facebook has also cut its 2018 order volume by around 20%.

Portal will indeed be harvesting your data and schilling ads against it, which shouldn’t really be a surprise, as that’s how the company makes most of its money.

Other general usage data, such as aggregate usage of apps, etc., may also feed into the information that we use to serve ads,” a Facebook spokesperson said in a statement to the site.: “I think [my colleague] was intending to say that we don’t intend to use it.

Potentially, it could be used.” So, there you have it.

“For added security, Smart Camera and Smart Sound use AI technology that runs locally on Portal, not on Facebook servers.

Portal’s camera doesn’t use facial recognition and doesn’t identify who you are.

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