Now Facebook looks set to follow in the Party’s footsteps by putting its own firm’s microphones and cameras into people’s homes.
The social network is planning to release its first ever piece of consumer hardware which will be called Portal and cost a whopping $499 (£368), a website called Cheddar has claimed.
African prehistory is a detective story on a grand scale, still only partly solved.
Clues can be derived from the present: from the peoples living today in Africa, the languages they speak, and their plant crops and domestic animals.
The diversity of Africa's peoples results from its diverse geography and long prehistory.
Africa is the only continent to extend from the northern to the southern temperate zone; it encompasses some of the world's driest deserts, largest tropical rain forests, and highest equatorial mountains.Building 8 is a top secret Facebook division which used to be headed up by Regina E.Dugan, former boss of Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), which is dedicated to military research.But very different types of peoples occupied much of Africa until as recently as a few thousand years ago.Even before the arrival of white colonialists, the continent harbored five of what many consider to be the world's six major divisions of humanity, the so-called human races, three of which are native to Africa.The top (menu) bar has a list of the pages: Privacy Notice: we are committed to the privacy of our website visitors—we do not share any personal information with outside sources. If you have any questions or concerns, click here to contact us.In George Orwell’s 1984, the oppressive rulers of Oceania use devices called telescreens to closely monitor and repress citizens.As I walked the streets of Windhoek, the capital of newly independent Namibia, I saw black Herero people and black Ovambo; I saw Nama, a group quite unlike the blacks in appearance; I saw whites, descendants of recent European immigrants; and outside Windhoek I saw the last of the formerly widespread Kalahari Bushmen struggling for survival.These people were no longer pictures in a textbook; they were living humans, right in front of me.Humans have lived in Africa far longer than anywhere else: our remote ancestors originated there some 7 million years ago.With so much time, Africa's peoples have woven a complex, fascinating story of human interaction, a story that includes two of the most dramatic population movements of the past 5,000 years: the Bantu expansion and the Indonesian colonization of Madagascar.