Mar 27, 2018 - Technology

Report: Facebook is delaying its home speaker

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Facebook won't unveil a home speaker with a digital assistant at a developer conference in May, Bloomberg reports, citing unidentified people familiar with the matter. The devices, similar to Google Home and Amazon Echo, may still be available later this year.

Why it matters: Delaying the device unveiling is "partly because the public is currently so outraged about the social network’s data-privacy practices," Bloomberg says, and reports Facebook "had already found in focus-group testing that users were concerned about a Facebook-branded device in their living rooms, given how much intimate data the social network collects."

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