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  1. ice

    ice PhilMUG Addict Member

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    Facebook (including Instagram and WhatsApp) has been very busy lately...

    Starting this thread for news about Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp

    Facebook announces Portal, an Echo Show rival focused on video chat | The Verge

     
  2. oldtimer

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    After all the scandals Facebook is facing, they have the nerve to launch an even more privacy-invasive home device, Facebook Portal, an Amazon Echo Show-like device for video conferencing. This always-on device uses both camera and mic to track you.

    Question - who is interested in getting one, and why? :)
     
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    MOD NOTE: Merged threads on Facebook Portal discussion.
     
  4. ice

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    I saw the Facebook Detox thread and it started as a survey about members who no longer use FB,..
     
  5. ice

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    Scandals/Privacy issues is one thing.

    Then I started to think who the "Portal" is for... It's basically almost useless. We Pinoys love FB Messenger, but as an alternative to SMS...
     
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    Facebook wants to solve its privacy issues with a new camera

    players.brightcove.net

    October 8, 2018

    Facebook just announced its first piece of hardware, but the response wasn’t entirely enthusiastic. The Portal is a smart display with a motion-tracking camera, allowing people to make hands-free video calls. For many users of the social media site, however, this was just the latest blunder for a company that has a bad history when it comes to privacy.
     
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    Yep, I merged your Facebook thread with another Facebook Portal thread, not the detox thread.
     
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    I don't really see the point in using Facebook anymore. It's cluttered and some information are fake news. It's like a modern version of 9gag. I kept messenger just to communicate with friends.
     
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    Facebook hacker accessed personal details for 29 million accounts | The Verge

    How to see if your data was accessed in the Facebook hack | The Verge
     
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    Hands up those who have had enough of FB...

    Two hands up...there, and I'm not even bothered at all about losing "Friends"...
     
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    Mm...You are still protected by enabling two-factor authentication and by keeping your most private details off Facebook. So, even if they managed to access your account details, damage will be very minimal. It is part of the devil’s bargain. Access and take advantage of the social aspect of Facebook and keep in touch with your loved ones both here and in the most remote part of the world in exchange for giving up some of your private details. Curate (or alter) your info and you will be fine.

    I m not losing sleep over this.
     
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    Curating your FB feed is the way to go.

    Avoid clicking on the "fake" news and they will gradually not make it to your timeline anymore.

    Ensure that your privacy settings are deliberate and specific to the various levels of friends that you have.

    Treat the content as a form of entertainment and not too seriously to minimize stress.
     
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    It turns out that Facebook could in fact use data collected from its Portal in-home video device to target you with ads | Recode

     
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    Newly rolled-out 3D photo is FB's killer feature. Cant get enough posting 3D pics, kakaadik!
     
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    Mm...ads are part of the bargain with social media. Just as ads are part of Philmug. We are not paying anything to FaceBook. It is free. In exchange for the free membership, you will be targeted with ads. They will track your browsing habits and send tailor-made targeted ads based on their analysis. So, what is wrong with that? The alternative is a pay for play subscription model for social media. Pay monthly, zero ads, no invasion of privacy. How much are you willing to pay? I bet you none of us want that.

    I favor free social media and if they want pictures of my dog, they are most welcome to access albums of my dog. No permission needed.
     
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