Facebook launches Telescreen


I’ve read a few articles about Facebook’s new Portal and watched that video; that no one is pointing out how creepy this is baffles me. This is a company known for constantly not giving a shit about privacy.

Facebook products strike me as ones that gradually move the Overton window of privacy, so version three of this device is what concerns me. I mostly just wish the obvious, innate privacy concerns around such a device were highlighted more by technology news.

A few sentences about privacy pop up in the end of that video, after recommending it to grandparents and calling it a “nice step forward” and “really useful” several times. Too little; too late.