Verizon cable TV watching its customers in real time.

December 7, 2012 at 13:20:21
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Verizon has filed a patent for a cable box equipped with a microphone and motion sensors to record what its customers are doing. That means the television will be watching the viewers, they say its so they can target advertising to what the viewer is doing at the time? Sounds scary to me :)
Here is the report from RT http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WkJG...

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December 7, 2012 at 15:12:14
That means the television will be watching the viewers, they say its so they can target advertising to what the viewer is doing at the time?

Won't that be great fun during the Election season..........

EDIT ADDED:

If they can do it with televisions, when will they start with computers?
Most now have both camers & mic's built in.

Too much like George Orwell - 1984

MIKE

http://www.skeptic.com/


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December 7, 2012 at 22:30:20
mmcconaghy
Haha, my first thoughts when I saw this clip were George Orwell - 1984

Razor2.3
They collect everything bit of info they can on us, knowledge is power :)

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December 8, 2012 at 03:36:14
Cable TV companies already collect data on what their customers watch including those (like me) who routinely channel-surf during the advertisements. Explains why the ads are synchronized across not only the cable channels, but also the free-to-air channels. The only way to escape the ads is to leave the room to make a cuppa or go to the loo. Now they will know when you do and the next ad you see will be for tea or coffee , and toilet paper. The TV in the bedroom will just have to go...........
Let them patent the technology but the time is here to petition our legislators to outlaw it. It is enough that they can use your smart phone to track your movement and spam your inbox with "special offers" as you walk by a shop. Keep em out of the home.

Goin' Fishin' (Some day)


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