It's a pretty bold move for a company plagued with data security breaches and struggling to regain its users' confidence.
"We may use this information to inform the ads we show you across our platforms", the spokesperson continues.
Pakistan beat Australia to claim biggest ever Test win and clinch series
A "brain fade" has been blamed for one of the most weird dismissals in cricket history after a Pakistani batsman failed to run. Sarfraz was on 33 in Pakistan's second innings on Wednesday in Abu Dhabi when a Peter Siddle bouncer struck his helmet.
Facebook has recanted the claim made by an earlier report that Portal can not collect data to target users with ads on Facebook.
Rafa Camargo, product Vice President for Portal, went on to follow up the contradiction by apologizing for sharing inaccurate info. The head-mounted interface has a dozen or so Facebook employees working on it and it's said to be in the early stages of development.
The device will essentially be a cross between the recently announced Portal video-chat gadget and Google's Chromecast dongle - which is to say, it'll plug into your TV and play videos for you, as well as let you chat with your friends.
David Mundell tells Prime Minister he could not accept longer Brexit transition
The so-called "moment of truth" in the Brexit process - the October Brussels summit - has been and gone. It is a good idea. "I'm clear that it is possible to do that and that is what we are working for".
Pat Walshe of Privacy Matters claimed that Portal could be compared to Dracula given the responsibility of manning the blood bank. Apart from furthering support for apps, Facebook will also have to assuage privacy concerns before it can hope to convince people to turn their TVs into a big eye. While Facebook's Portal now doesn't show ads, video streams from third-party sources like YouTube may have ad insertions like they do on mobile devices and desktop computers. Case in point, Facebook is facing a lawsuit alleging the social media giant purposefully inflated its average video viewership metrics by "some 150-900 percent" in order to convince advertisers to buy pricey video ad slots. The box would also give users access to Facebook's YouTube competitor and other entertainment options.
Tech powerhouses with software and hardware products have a distinct, and nearly unparalleled, advantage in today's competitive market - but will Facebook's users be willing to trust the tech giant enough to allow the Portal into their homes?
Twitter Publishes Tweet Trove From Russia, Iran Election Meddling Campaigns
Twitter's data sets contain a.CSV file with information describing the Tweets as well as larger files that contain media, Tweets and images.