Large Brother - Verizon
Verizon (and I believe Direct TV, but not certain) has filed for patents related to technology for their DVRs. This technology would allow DVRs to 'sense' how many individuals and/or pets are in the room, determine the sounds / speech in the room, movement in the room. Verizon claims it is to more accurately 'push' content (aka targeted advertisements). Not a big leap to see how this could be utilized in a time of "crisis" or elsewhere. Couple of questions:
- Would you like to have such a DVR in your house?
- Does this break privacy laws? (the comeback is 'We (Verizon) don't know WHO is in the room ........ really?)
- Given that law enforcement no longer need warrants to break in under some circumstances and they have asked carriers to save up to two years of emails or text messages on all of us ...... do you think this new technology could be used for other purposes than 'marketing'?
- Is this the camel's nose under the tent for a major reduction in privacy/freedom?
- Finally ....... or really are we all too busy upgrading our phones (bread and circus)?
- 12-07-2012, 03:40 PM #2
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who knows anymore, Bush and the Patriot act really f'd us (and I am not trying to make this political, it was just the most blatant destruction of privacy in our time)
yes without a doubt
yes it is
Take the TV show "Person of Interest". Yes it is supposed to just be a show, but Carnivore is a reality. I am sure that there are other "security" agencies that have other programs as well. We are anot all that far off from having the TV show be a reality
Re: Large Brother - Verizon
Back to Verizon........ anyone concerned about this should be contacting Verizon voicing anger and plans to pull their contracts. Also, you should be spreading the word about this now. I suspect Verizon will begin marketing the concept of wonderful new services very soon.
- 12-08-2012, 06:14 PM #4
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Re: Large Brother - VerizonConcerning "Person of Interest", I hope you don't think anybody can force pair/connect with cell phones because they can't. <br />
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And if that isn't enough, go read the info on the latest tools from the company making that extraction tool. When the news broke about the ACLU going after the MSP, there were a ton of reports of officers wanting to hack into the phones, with some saying they could even do it via Bluetooth without your knowledge during a routine traffic stop with no probable cause.
To the original point of this thread, I wouldn't want that kind of technology if I can keep from it. I already see the effects of custom marketing just on ads placed on sites I've never been to before. It's kinda spooky in a way how they do it and I wish I could opt out of that kind of tracking. I'm not really paranoid, just doesn't feel doughy that it can be done so easily "behind the scenes".
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