Image: Ubiquiti Networks Networking equipment and IoT device vendor Ubiquiti Networks has sent out today notification emails to its customers informing them of a recent security breach.According to Ubiquiti, the intruder accessed servers that stored data on users, such as names, email addresses, and salted and hashed passwords.
The data comes from the mobile advertising industry, people familiar with the matter explained to the Wall Street Journal.The goal of the portal would be to help officials learn how COVID-19 is spreading across the United States.
(CNN) When Facebook first introduced Portal, a smart speaker with a screen, in October of last year, the company was grappling with a seemingly endless list of privacy issues.
Last Monday, we wrote: “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.”
It is controlled using voice commands, although Facebook has eschewed the personal approach of competitors such as Apple’s Siri and Amazon’s Alexa in favour of a more disembodied presence: users initiate instructions with: “Hey Portal.”
Facebook's Andrew Bosworth spoke to the BBC, and admitted that there will be concerns from would-be users about the devices: "We understand that inviting a camera and microphone into your home is the kind of thing that will give a consumer pause, especially for a new category of products around video calling that haven't been really common for consumers to have access to".
(Amazon’s Echo Show and Google-powered smart displays don’t identify users’ faces, though some security cameras do.) The device will have a privacy shutter to disable the camera tracking, but amazingly, Facebook may have only thought to include this in response to its own recent privacy scandals.