Big Brother Alert: Cameras In The Cable Box To Monitor TV Viewers

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(You Tube)  It hardly gets more Orwellian than this.

New technology would allow cable companies to peer directly into television watchers’ homes and monitor viewing habits and reactions to product advertisements.

The technology would come via the cable box, and at least one lawmaker on Capitol Hill is standing in opposition. Mass. Democratic Rep. Michael Capuano has introduced a bill, the We Are Watching You Act, to prohibit the technology on boxes and collection of information absent consumer permission. The bill would also require companies that do use the data to show “we are watching you” messages on the screen and to explain just what kinds of information is being captured and for what reasons, AdWeek reported.

The technology includes cameras and microphones that are installed on DVRs or cable boxes and analyzes viewers’ responses, behaviors and statements to various ads — and then provides advertisements that are targeted to the particular household.

Specifically, the technology can monitor sleeping, eating, exercising, reading and more, AdWeek reported.

“This may sound preposterous, but it’s neither a joke nor an exaggeration,” said Mr. Capuano in a statement, AdWeek reported. “These DVRs would essentially observe consumers as they watch television as a way to super-target ads. It is an incredible invasion of privacy.”


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  • Joseph James

    And thats why we dont have cable… free hd and internet streaming…from an old comouter without webcams and mics

  • Horace Kent

    Sorry people, it’s already happening, and has been, since the 1980’s.

  • Harry Berry

    Welcome to the USSA folks. Welcome to Hitler’s Amerika. Bush was a Nazi and Obama is also a Nazi.

  • ayatollyahso

    I’ve got am “ambient action” for them:Dropping their cable box with the camera inside of a cardboard box. or throwing a towel over it. We left cable tv months ago anyway.
    Homey don’t play ‘dat.

  • markww

    violation of the constitution

    • Beth Breeze

      Yes true hot on the hook by phone. This digital stuff is demonic!

  • Bill

    Haven’t had a cable or satellite box in years. Quit paying for it for more than one reason, but needless to say, no real impact on my life or on the lives of my children except for the better. I don’t think they could give me a free subscription if they wanted to.

  • Beth Breeze

    COME ON PRESSTITUTES. This has nothing to do with marketing. This is the Obama Regime Luciferian take over of the US. I have no TV so F OFF! You people make me sick. Laughing big brother every where. You call that news your complicit with the Obama Regime. Traitors die by firing squad!