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Verizon Files Patent for Creepy Device To Watch You While You Watch TV

 
Anonymous Coward
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when TV's went from round to square was the hint the big round eye was being disguised as a square eye that didn't que the sub conscience into paranoia.
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12/13/2012 11:03 PM
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Let me tell you a secret......we are all being watched......and it's not Verizon that's doing the watching.

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What are they hoping to see? Joe Shmoe scratching his balls while eating cheetos?
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What are they hoping to see? Joe Shmoe scratching his balls while eating cheetos?
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12/13/2012 11:38 PM
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Samsung new smart TV have mic and video devices that you can't turn off. Beware
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12/13/2012 11:49 PM
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Cover your computer camera too!
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I've wondered about that...
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The cable company Verizon has recently filed a patent for a system that contain audio and video sensors coupled with facial and profile recognition software. That would allow the company to obtain information such as the number people in the room, their sex, their race, what they are doing and even what they are consuming while watching TV. The goal of such a system is to broadcast “targeted advertising” but crossing the line to outright spying on people is only footstep away. Here’s an article on Verizon’s patent.

[link to vigilantcitizen.com]
 Quoting: TheGirlinBlack


Simple. Don't buy a tv.
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12/13/2012 11:56 PM
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That's ok! Gimme a reason to throw out the tv set! Please!
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12/13/2012 11:57 PM
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Xbox and PS3 have already implemented this, and yes people payed for it
 Quoting: General Lee


Ahh but the difference with xbox and playstation is that they can be unplugged at will, I expect the set top box cannot be switched off, is remotely controlled and could be used in cases of law enforcement or in times of seiges so it could easily be accessed by non desirables too.

Also most cable and satellite companies state in the contract you sign that you cannot make any alterations to these boxes and that the property isn't yours either, it is merely being loaned to you so don;t even think about disabling it manually...

Perhaps Orwell had inside knowledge of the brave new world we now find ourselves in, regards the surveillance society in which we find ourselves in.
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Cover your computer camera too!
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 15766346


I've wondered about that...
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 24063348


It's being done by schools too...

[link to www.huffingtonpost.com]
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Amen
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They might not like what they see when I'm watching the Spice network...

jerkit
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simple.. kill mankind and the planet will recover again.... again.....
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When you allow gay marriage, a democrat in chief position and allow immigrants to get free medicare you allow things like this to happen also.
 Quoting: FlashMob


Are you fucking retarded? What does gay marriage or healthcare has to do with this? Fucking Alabamans.
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12/14/2012 12:43 AM
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Just make your own, Get a cheap computer, pop a tv tuner card in and your done, won't have to worry about a cam or mic...unless your retarded enough to have and keep those plugged in, and since you own the tv you can take a screw driver to it unlike the cable boxes-hint the theater pc.
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Just make your own, Get a cheap computer, pop a tv tuner card in and your done, won't have to worry about a cam or mic...unless your retarded enough to have and keep those plugged in, and since you own the tv you can take a screw driver to it unlike the cable boxes-hint the theater pc.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1489944


Or you could not own a t.v. It just sucks that it's come to that if you want true privacy.
"I stand before the Sun, rise up and see the shape of things to come. It's all the same, it's all the same, it's all the same..."
- Coil
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My Lord, Whose Home Is Water, grant Me the patience and strength to teach Myself the wisdom You bring. Keep Me steady, and please bless Me with serenity. By You, Your Sons, and Mine, I swear I will teach others the wisdom and magick You bestow.

Bring Us all Peace, Love and Long Life.

We Are Kings.

Amen
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12/14/2012 12:51 AM
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Just make your own, Get a cheap computer, pop a tv tuner card in and your done, won't have to worry about a cam or mic...unless your retarded enough to have and keep those plugged in, and since you own the tv you can take a screw driver to it unlike the cable boxes-hint the theater pc.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1489944


Or you could not own a t.v. It just sucks that it's come to that if you want true privacy.
 Quoting: TheGirlinBlack


Theres a few shows that i still watch, i haven't watched tv in almost a year aside from History special, or Discovery special, Hatfield and mccoy, how the universe works, the walking dead, supernatural, thats about it, plus i just record them...saves on the Download limit my ISP has put in place.
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Illegal
Invasion of Privacy
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12/14/2012 01:00 AM

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TV... The drug of the nation...
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12/14/2012 01:02 AM
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They might not like what they see when I'm watching the Spice network...

jerkit
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Eau contraire, for that is the time they feeeeeeed..... And when youbare scared and angry, they feeeeeeed

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They might not like what they see when I'm watching the Spice network...

jerkit
 Quoting: Saddletramp


Eau contraire, for that is the time they feeeeeeed..... And when youbare scared and angry, they feeeeeeed

pope2weirdotiemunch
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 29335662


Feed...shit, I been trying to convince my wife of that for years...
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If Verizon starts using that, I'll switch to the other available provider here, Cablevision. Since Verizon has that patent, Cablevision doesn't. :)

Or a satellite system. Or no TV at all, really I just got a TV to watch the Olympics, now I watch other sports on it too.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 28008747


much better cable at optimum anyways! wifi, tv on laptops, cheaper, etc.
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1. Take a screw driver
2. Unscrew the device
3. Take out the microphone
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12/14/2012 01:14 AM

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Let me tell you a secret......we are all being watched......and it's not Verizon that's doing the watching.

Angels and devils.

Be alert.
 Quoting: Pyractomena borealis


Don't worry, they're just lurking.

Nothing wrong with a little harmless lurking.
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I suppose some of us will cover the cable box if we have one with aluminum foil at least when not in use and others at all times or we will return to the age of reading books and using our imaginations.
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or.. we all go out and buy shit that sells advertising... oops.. that would mean the internet to....
It's life as we know it, but only just.
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bull fuggin sheet!

bsflagbsflagbsflagbsflag

We all wear paper bags over our heads when watching porno movies anyway.
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bull fuggin sheet!

bsflagbsflagbsflagbsflag

We all wear paper bags over our heads when watching porno movies anyway.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 22643478


That was you?!?!?

anon

Last Edited by Saddletramp on 12/14/2012 01:21 AM
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bull fuggin sheet!

bsflagbsflagbsflagbsflag

We all wear paper bags over our heads when watching porno movies anyway.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 22643478


i can't.. i use both hands.... can't be bothered cutting out eyeball slots either.....
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I do think they already have it. On the flat scenes, mine has a tiny little red dot that is barely noticeable, but I found it.
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I do think they already have it. On the flat scenes, mine has a tiny little red dot that is barely noticeable, but I found it.
 Quoting: Daughter


All you have to do is put a security code on your wireless router and not let your TV connect to your internet...they ain't gonna see shit then...

s226
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