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danclan

join:2005-11-01
Midlothian, VA
reply to tnsprin

Re: Verizon to use cameras/microphones to monitor us for ads?

»www.computerworld.com/s/article/···rejected

you can all rest easy now.... its been rejected...



matcarl
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join:2007-03-09
Franklin Square, NY

Thanks for that update. Look what they wrote:

The technology is likely many years away, even if the patent is eventually granted. But the privacy implications are troubling now, said Beth Givens, director of the Privacy Rights Clearing House. "Of all the privacy-intrusive technology developments that I've become aware of in recent years, this one is at the extreme end of the scale," Givens said.
"One of the things that troubles me about this patent, aside from the extraordinary privacy-invasiveness of it, is that there are engineers at Verizon sitting around thinking up such things" she said. "It's quite obvious that for this to have gotten to the patent-filing stage, Verizon engineers have been allowed -- even encouraged -- to take privacy-intrusion to the max, all in the name of advertising dollars."