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Zuckerberg Say He Doesn't Want Camera In Every Home


Mark Zuckerberg recently spoke with Harvard Law professor Jonathan Zittrain. Business Insider reports the talk was part of his New Year's resolution to host more open dialogues about the impact of tech on society. During the conversation, Zuckerberg said: "We definitely don't want a society where there's a camera in everyone's living room." In turn, Zittrain pointed out that Facebook actually sells a camera-equipped device for the living room. The camera is the Facebook Portal. It comes with a smart speaker for video calling. Reactions to Facebook's $200 Portal have been skeptical. Privacy advocates voiced unease at a gadget from a company with a history of mishandling data.

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