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Facebook delays preview of smart speaker in wake of data scandal: report

Facebook Inc. FB, -Four.90% will delay the revealing of its upcoming sensible speaker with a digital assistant, Bloomberg News reported past due Tuesday. The instrument was set to be previewed at Facebook's upcoming builders convention in May, however can be put on dangle in the wake of the recent scandal involving Cambridge Analytica's unauthorized mining of Facebook users' knowledge. Facebook will now take time beyond regulation to verify the new instrument will sufficiently protect users' knowledge, Bloomberg stated. Facebook nonetheless plans to release the instrument, which will compete with Amazon.com Inc.'s AMZN, -Three.78% Echo and Alphabet Inc's GOOGL, -Four.47% Google Home, later this year, Bloomberg reported.