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Facebook Acquisition: mind-reading tech startup is getting people scary

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Scary, should you be, with over 87 million Facebook users security breach with the Cambridge Analytica scandal, the company has hold on to a lot of customer data over the past few years and now a mind-reading company that let you control computer with your thoughts.

Woman Wearing Brainwave Scanning Headset Sits in a Chair while Scientist Adjusts the Device, Uses Tablet Computer.— image credit: Gorodenkoff/ShutterStock
Facebook announced the acquisition of mind-reading tech startup named CTRL-Labs. Facebook paid as much as $500 to $1 billion for the company. Facebook spent more than $500 million to buy the mind-reading technology startup — and people are calling the move ‘scary’ in a post made on twitter by Bosworth,  look like the acquisition is not love by people at all but many wants it.

The company, CTRL-Labs is able to develop a technology wristband that can be used to decode electrical signal from your brain and then you’ll be able to control computer using your thoughts with just a simple wristband.

“You have neurons in your spinal cord that send electrical signals to your hand muscles telling them to move in specific ways such as to click a mouse or press a button,”

“The wristband will decode those signals and translate them into a digital signal your device can understand, empowering you with control over your digital life. Facebook VP Andrew Bosworth said in a Facebook post announcing the acquisition.
The reactions from the public were negative as one said

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“Oh. Look at that. Facebook’s newest venture: harvesting thoughts,” and another one . “I mean honestly who do y’all think you are. Don’t you own enough of our data already?”.

“I mean honestly who do y’all think you are, don’t you own enough of our data already? Holy s--- this is gross.” one Twitter user said to Bosworth.

“Why would anyone want to give a company w/ FB’s business model knowing access to their spinal cord data?” another user responded. “How is that even an intuitive way to interact with a device? Given ya’ll’s privacy missteps, why shouldn’t the intuition be to instead avoid FB products as much as possible?”. “This is scary.” A twitter user taught as much.

While some people are busy criticizing the acquisition of the mind-reading company, CTRL-Labs, others are happy for the development, with more people happy on Facebook than on Twitter