Comments on news posted 2012-12-03 09:24:39: Verizon is the latest to file for a patent that would allow the company to use set top cameras and microphones to monitor your living room, all so they can send you more targeted advertisements. ..
This will solve several issues. 1. The sounds will likely improve the IQs of the idiots who dreamed this up and are monitoring the action. It is a pity the box does not have a smell sensor on it at present. 2. Spying on people in the bathroom is against the law.
2012-Dec-3 1:07 pm: ·
tshirt Premium,MVM join:2004-07-11 Snohomish, WA kudos:4
I highly doubt this is legal. Many states have peeping tom statutes on the books not to mention wiretapping laws.
If my set-top had this capability, I would move the set-tops out to the garage and use an IP remote blaster from Logitech and run wires to from the garage to the TVs.
You can also use a piece of duct tape over the camera as well.
Those same laws were used to prosecute the perpetrators in the Tyler Clementi incident. If Verizon were to implement this technology, they will have to raise rates just to pay the settlements and plaintiff's lawyers in the class action suits. Not to mention the various state AGs taking them on. The AG here in Mass is a rattlesnake, considering she sued the utilities over outages from the October snowstorm (in other words, she would sue if she knew that VZ filed this patent).
2012-Dec-3 7:40 pm: ·
kingdome74 Let's Go Orange Premium join:2002-03-27 Syracuse, NY kudos:5
Hence the reason why I download everything. Anyone who thinks your ISP, the government, and everyone on your block doesn't know what yer doing you're only fooling yourself. -- #5 Orange won a tough, tough game down in Arkansas. Great game for our new kids to play like Coleman. Next up on Monday 12/3 Eastern Michigan.
They lie when they say this activity hasn't been going on in my life 24/7 for long before I ever had an Internet connection almost 20 years now. Yea the false data thing because everyone needs the entrapment as they become a schizophrenic Antichrist of themselves as the middleman to ur soul sells u ambition before u dare threaten to be the competition. Yea lover and I started out in the bedroom ourselves. Lover has bigger and better wars to fight over all lover must rob from me. Nothing like porn jealous of u grabbing ur husbands attention!
In addition to the black tape over the camera, how about a nice little sound generator that would provide a high pitched, highly directional sound for the mic. As in ear shattering for those who tap the feed. Another thought along that line would be a negative sound generator that blocked any feed at all. I worked with systems like that for automotive exhaust about 20 years ago. Clearly the auto industry didn't bite, but the technology is out there.
2012-Dec-4 11:17 am: ·
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