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Randrmn
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New DVR will use camera and microphone to target advertisements
It won't be long before our televisions are watching us.

You don't have to be paranoid or even a privacy expert to find this development a little creepy. Verizon has filed a patent on a new DVR technology that works by filming and recording viewers in order to send them targeted ads through their TV's.

"If detection facility detects one or more words spoken by a user (e.g., while talking to another user within the same room or on the telephone), advertising facility may utilize the one or more words spoken by the user to search for and/or select an advertisement associated with the one or more words," Verizon states in its application,which was first reported by Fierce Cable.

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wow and so it continues...
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Not much good for those who don't watch the crap they pump out. If a person buys a DVR I'm sure they'll sit through adverts.

Commercial TV is on it's last gasps when it's air time is dedicated to to adverts. As the quality of TV reduces, so the advert time increases. Lose, lose!
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I wonder what kinda ad they will show me if they see me eatin' me boogers ?
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12/05/2012 03:04 AM
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I'm going to get one of those so I can moon it and yell send this to Obama.
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I wonder what kinda ad they will show me if they see me eatin' me boogers ?
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Fella, you'll be bombarded! Your just the sort of person they'll target. Dress up in a Tux and bow tie and they'll leave you well alone. Only the poor and gullible people are taken in by adverts.
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I don't have a DVR. It's not a money issue. I have that huge (40ish channels) all the movie channels package. So I can find about anything I want on live TV or on demand. I also don't have HDTV box. Even though my TV is HDTV capable. Granted I have a monster of a LCD, but I find HDTV and a DVR box just a waste. I also have netflix through my dumb Wii. That's the only reason I have it hooked up, lol.

You should see when people come over and see I DON'T have a DVR box or and HDTV capable box. They almost freak the fuck out. Especially when they see that my TV is HDTV.

Some up to date technology and gadgets is cool. But why do we seem to have the NEED to have the new, best and top item ASAP??? Like people with Apple products. I have the iPad, oh the mini just came out, I need that. Oh, I don't care if its smaller and not much "inside" is better, IT IS NEW! YEAH!

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I'm going to get one of those so I can moon it and yell send this to Obama.
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O/P, you've heard about about Larry Sinclair right?

Obama may be calling on you personally.

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Open the box and cut the wires going to the mic and camera. Better yet, just ditch tv/dvr alltogether.
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I will fucking tear that shit out with a fork. I'm sick of this and all speculation.
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I wonder what kinda ad they will show me if they see me eatin' me boogers ?
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Fella, you'll be bombarded! Your just the sort of person they'll target. Dress up in a Tux and bow tie and they'll leave you well alone. Only the poor and gullible people are taken in by adverts.
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chuckle
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Anyone with XBOX 360 has a camera, microphone and imaging technology surveying their home already.
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I think it is already done on FuckBook. I get a lot of ads (never click on them, though HAHAHAHA) that are very specific to things I like, and talk about.
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those music mp3 ipad things do the same thing

It won't be long before our televisions are watching us.

You don't have to be paranoid or even a privacy expert to find this development a little creepy. Verizon has filed a patent on a new DVR technology that works by filming and recording viewers in order to send them targeted ads through their TV's.

"If detection facility detects one or more words spoken by a user (e.g., while talking to another user within the same room or on the telephone), advertising facility may utilize the one or more words spoken by the user to search for and/or select an advertisement associated with the one or more words," Verizon states in its application,which was first reported by Fierce Cable.

[link to news.yahoo.com]


wow and so it continues...
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I don't have a DVR. It's not a money issue. I have that huge (40ish channels) all the movie channels package. So I can find about anything I want on live TV or on demand. I also don't have HDTV box. Even though my TV is HDTV capable. Granted I have a monster of a LCD, but I find HDTV and a DVR box just a waste. I also have netflix through my dumb Wii. That's the only reason I have it hooked up, lol.

You should see when people come over and see I DON'T have a DVR box or and HDTV capable box. They almost freak the fuck out. Especially when they see that my TV is HDTV.

Some up to date technology and gadgets is cool. But why do we seem to have the NEED to have the new, best and top item ASAP??? Like people with Apple products. I have the iPad, oh the mini just came out, I need that. Oh, I don't care if its smaller and not much "inside" is better, IT IS NEW! YEAH!
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why even get a nice tv then?

i mean,i hear what you're saying...but a hd cable box really makes a huge difference
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Only lazy sheeple who want their info spoonfed watch tv anymore, for the rest there is the interwebz.
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I'm going to get one of those so I can moon it and yell send this to Obama.
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Hahaha hf
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I wonder what kinda ad they will show me if they see me eatin' me boogers ?
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It completely amazes me how people still willingly bring this type of shit into their homes.
I bet that if, in the future, the government makes it mandatory that each DVR box comes with it's own federal agent to sit on the couch and monitor you, people would still do it.

Why voluntarily tighten the noose? For entertainment? Go outside! Read! Pick up a hobby.
TURN OFF THE GODDAMN TELEVISION!
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I wonder what kinda ad they will show me if they see me eatin' me boogers ?
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I'm going to get one of those so I can moon it and yell send this to Obama.
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Then you will get advertisements for

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This is already happening with Gmail. After discussing an item that I was asking my friend to bring to a function, I started getting advertisements for that item. Got rid of that email address pronto!
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Is this NOT 1984?
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It completely amazes me how people still willingly bring this type of shit into their homes.
I bet that if, in the future, the government makes it mandatory that each DVR box comes with it's own federal agent to sit on the couch and monitor you, people would still do it.

Why voluntarily tighten the noose? For entertainment? Go outside! Read! Pick up a hobby.
TURN OFF THE GODDAMN TELEVISION!
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Now that would be a kick ass government job. just sit there in a room and get salary with benefits. Oh, that's right, they do that already.
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I don't have a DVR. It's not a money issue. I have that huge (40ish channels) all the movie channels package. So I can find about anything I want on live TV or on demand. I also don't have HDTV box. Even though my TV is HDTV capable. Granted I have a monster of a LCD, but I find HDTV and a DVR box just a waste. I also have netflix through my dumb Wii. That's the only reason I have it hooked up, lol.

You should see when people come over and see I DON'T have a DVR box or and HDTV capable box. They almost freak the fuck out. Especially when they see that my TV is HDTV.

Some up to date technology and gadgets is cool. But why do we seem to have the NEED to have the new, best and top item ASAP??? Like people with Apple products. I have the iPad, oh the mini just came out, I need that. Oh, I don't care if its smaller and not much "inside" is better, IT IS NEW! YEAH!
 Quoting: deanoZXT
why even get a nice tv then?

i mean,i hear what you're saying...but a hd cable box really makes a huge difference
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 7122996


I have a nice TV for video games, and I have a Blueray player. Although when I play my SNES or Sega gen the 60 inch screen really just makes the blocks bigger. lol

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