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Originally posted by tonytrout1976
reply to post by svmpua
How can this be beneficial? It's an invasion of privacy - simple as that.
Originally posted by Raxoxane
Easy solution.Don't buy these things.Don't bring them into your house.Or keep up with the Joneses and everyone who just HAVE to have the latest gadgets and smartphones and this latest tech and that new gewgag+whatever,and be under even more surveillance than you already are.The option Is available,to Just Not own these things.Nobody puts a gun to one's head and Forces one to buy these products.
Originally posted by MsAphrodite
reply to post by svmpua
Seems totally harmless. What could possibly go wrong here?
Originally posted by Mimir
The quality of cams, microphones etc. has skyrocketed last 10 years and it is now becomming a treat to your privacy. As the quality has increased and the price decreased various devious companies has seen an increased potential to spy on you and your family.
Google TV, Microsoft, Comcast, and now Verizon have all submitted patent applications to create televisions and DVRs that will watch you as you watch TV.
Earlier this month, news came out that Verizon applied for a patent to create a DVR sometime in the future that has cameras and microphones that can see and hear what you're doing and saying, while watching TV. Sounds, actions, food choices, and your ethnicity -- all tracked by the DVR -- will influence what you see in your commercial breaks.
I'm sure this is an issue that has been mentioned before on ATS in some form or another, but it is an issue that is rapidly expanding and treatening to gather nudevideomaterial of anyone. Here is a look at the patent Verizon is trying to get through.
If your DVR hears you getting frisky on the couch, it will input terms like "romance, love, cuddle" into the system and play "a commercial for a romantic getaway vacation, a commercial for a contraceptive, a commercial for flowers, a commercial including a trailer for an upcoming romantic comedy movie."
"Additionally or alternatively, if detection facility 104 detects that a couple is arguing/fighting with each other, advertising facility 106 may select an advertisement associated marriage/relationship counseling."
Your DVR will be able to know what kind of beer you're drinking: "If detection facility 104 detects a particular object (e.g., a Budweiser can) within a user's surroundings, advertising facility 106 may select an advertisement associated with the detected object (e.g., a Budweiser commercial)."
If you seem stressed, to be considerate the DVR will show you an ad for "aromatherapy candles."
The DVR will also build a profile about you, picking up on your "preferences, traits, tendencies."
A source familiar with the Verizon patent process told Business Insider that given the other contenders, it's very remote that Verizon would win the bid.
Yes they wont get total control of this invasive technology, because the technology is so "useful" that we need to share it with the other pervert companies that wants to spy on your naked kids - disgusting. Verizon also makes smartphones, which can be used to spy on your conversations whereever you go. This issue is at the doorsteps and will rapidly expand in the future....are you ready?
edit on 1-1-2013 by Mimir because: (no reason given)