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Facebook Introduces Its New Video Calling Device The Portal and Portal Plus

Facebook Portal

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Facebook’s newest video calling device The Portal is here, and the social media giant is hoping users are over privacy concerns to buy it.

The Portal and Portal Plus is a smart display device that could turn off potential users because it is always listening and always watching plus is connected to Facebook at all times. The smaller version of the Portal comes with a 10-inch 1280 x 800 display while the Portal Plus comes with a15-inch 1920 x 1080 pivoting display. Facebook’s goal with the introduction of both devices is to ” help you feel closer to the important people in your life and make video chats feel less like a call, and more like you’re actually in the same room.”

Both models are powered by AI, Portal’s Smart Camera, and Smart Sound technology plus utilize voice control and Google’s smart assistant Alexa. You will be able to make video calls with friends on Facebook Messenger list and they the recipient of your calls don’t even need to have a Portal.

Now for those who do still have security concerns, Facebook ensures they kept that issue in mind when making the Portal. You can disable the camera and microphone with the press of a single button, and if that isn’t enough for you, it comes with a small cover that will cover the camera’s lens. Facebook also states the device doesn’t listen to, view, or keep the contents of your Portal video calls.

The Facebook Portal and Portal Plus are available now for pre-order in the US and can be purchased through either Facebook, Amazon and Best Buy, The smaller device will run you $199 while the larger Portal Plus $349.

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Bliss N Esso – Shakkafest

Last chance to grab some tickets for Shakkafest ! See you soon Gold Coast! https://www.shakafest.com.au/

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Downsyde hitting Karratha for “Beats in the Heat” December 8!! Going to be a huge party in the Wild West!! #beatsintheheat #karratha #westernaustralia

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360 – EXTRA® Support Acts Winner

It’s been a pleasure to be involved with the EXTRA team and their EXTRA® Support Acts campaign. I’m a big believer in artists using what platform they have to support up and coming local talent and help them out if they see something in them. Each of the artists in my group killed it! It was such a gifted group of rappers, who all differ from one another in their own way and it just goes to show how incredibly diverse the next generation of hip hop artists actually are in this country. Super proud of everyone involved, however there can only be one winner and the winner in my group was Chevy Levett. He’s such a good artist and I know he’s going to kill it at the Universal Music ARIA week showcase! Congrats chevdog! Shouts to Skrub, Kwasi and Cooper too, you guys are all awesome. Go to Youtube.com/ExtraSupportActs to check out more content from these artists and more.

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No Place For Hate: New Age Hate Group Proud Boys Banned By Facebook

Facebook Bans The Proud Boys

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Looks like Facebook is finally getting with the program and letting hate groups know that its platform is no place for racist rhetoric and behavior. The company took a bold step and is banning accounts associated with the far-right extremist group the Proud Boys.

The group founded by Vice founder Gavin McInnes is no longer welcomed on either Facebook and Instagram the social media giant confirmed to TechCrunch. The decision came down when The Proud Boys were linked to a violent incident that took place in New York earlier in the month. Five members connected to the group were arrested after attacking protesters.

That incident was enough for Facebook to now consider the Proud Boys a hate group making the decision to boot the group from its platforms an easy one. The group describes its members as “Western Chauvenists,” heavily relies on social media to get its message out and they were already banned from Twitter. This latest decision pretty much stymies the Proud Boys large electric dog whistle.

Per Facebook:

“Our team continues to study trends in organized hate and hate speech and works with partners to better understand hate organizations as they evolve,” Facebook said in a statement. “We ban these organizations and individuals from our platforms and also remove all praise and support when we become aware of it. We will continue to review content, Pages, and people that violate our policies, take action against hate speech and hate organizations to help keep our community safe.”

We just hope Facebook continues to keep this energy going cause they have a lot to work to do with cleaning up the social media network.

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Out here in LA at the Australians in Film Awards.

Out here in LA at the Australians in Film Awards.

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See you at Zoos Victoria. #zootwilights Tickets onsale Tuesday 30th October….

See you at Zoos Victoria. #zootwilights Tickets onsale Tuesday 30th October. https://www.moshtix.com.au/v2/event/briggs-archie-roach-supported-by-alice-skye/107542?skin=MZT2019

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Facebook Takes Down Min. Louis Farrakhan Video, Called Jews “Termites”

Aretha Franklin Tribute Concert

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Nation of Islam leader Minister Louis Farrakhan has been on the hot seat in times past for views that many have deemed as anti-Semitic. Facebook recently took down a video where Farrakhan is heard referring to Jewish people as “termites” although the video still exists on Twitter so far.

Deadline reports:

The video was removed because of its violation of the Terms of Service. The video is still posted on Twitter, which, so far, has not removed it.

In the video, Farrakhan claims that he is not an anti-Semite, as some critics contend. Rather, he says that he is “anti-termite.”

“So when they talk about Farrakhan, call me a hater, call me anti-Semite. Stop it. I’m anti-Termite. I don’t know nothing about hating somebody because of their religious preference,” Farrakhan claimed in the video.

Farrakhan was most recently in the mainstream news when he appeared on stage as an honored guest at Aretha Franklin’s funeral. He was joined by former President Bill Clinton, among others.

The video can be viewed below, for now.

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MTV’s ‘The Real World’ Will Be Getting An Interactive Makeover On FaceBook Watch

MTV & FaceBook Launching A "Reimagined" Version of 'The Real World'

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MTV’s groundbreaking reality show The Real World will be making a coming back, but things are going to differ on a much grander and interactive scale this time around.

MTV is helping FaceBook build a stronger presence in the original video content arena by bringing its popular reality show The Real World to the social media giants video hub FaceBook Watch exclusively in 2019. This time around though things will be much different, the show will be “reimagined” and will be produced in the United States, Mexico, and Thailand.

The new Real World will also be more interactive giving watchers the ability to shape the show by allowing them to chose cast members as well and interact with housemates using FaceBook’s video tools like Watch Party, Premieres and Live.

Chris McCarthy, President of MTV, had this to say about the new Real World:

“MTV’s The Real World helped to define a generation and created a new genre of television with a simple yet powerful idea of connecting people from wildly divergent backgrounds to find common ground on the issues that often divided them. By partnering with Facebook Watch and BMP [the production company], we have the opportunity to impact culture and create a new genre of television all over again, while engaging the next generation of content consumers around the world.”

Sounds like a unique way to breath life into a famed reality show franchise. MTV and FaceBook Watch might be onto something here. You can check out the sneak peek for the “reimagined” version of The Real World below.

H/T: Engadget

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Logging Out: Co-Founders of Instagram Leaving Company

Instagram Co-Founders Resign From Company

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Silicon Valley was rocked yesterday (Sept.24) with the news of Instagram’s co-founders officially stepping down from the popular photo-sharing app.

You can now add Instagram’s Chief Executive Officer Kevin Systrom and Chief Technical Officer Mike Krieger to the growing list of CEOs leaving their companies after Facebook purchased them. The move comes after Bloomberg reported tension between the two men and Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg. Systrom confirmed their exit from Instagram in a statement revealing “we’re planning on leaving Instagram to explore our curiosity and creativity again.”

“Mike and I are grateful for the last eight years at Instagram and six years with the Facebook team. We’ve grown from 13 people to over a thousand with offices around the world, all while building products used and loved by a community of over one billion. We’re now ready for our next chapter.”

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Systrom and Krieger join Jan Koum, the founder of the messaging tool WhatsApp who also left the company earlier this year after being acquired by Facebook. Koum made his exit amid concerns about the amount of data the social media platform was collecting from users.

Will be interesting to see the direction Instagram goes with their departures.

Photo: Taylor Hill / Getty

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