Would You Let Your TV Watch You? Way TOO Orwellian!

Strictly re-reporting about a program I heard yesterday, on Here & Now, since I’ve talked about surveillance before: “Is it possible that your cable and phone companies are watching you at home? The technology already exists to allow those companies to watch us, and the information they could get from that could help advertisers target us.”

This, of course, is amazing and very uncomfortable for all of us, indeed. What’s most uncomfortable – perhaps we have grown to accept this – is the evolving relationship between major corporations and government (another subject I’ve spoken about). In this case – surveillance via tv – major corporations – Verizon and Comcast – are  working very hard to watch us be ourselves in the privacy of our own homes.

I don’t know, what do you think about this latest turn …

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One thought on “Would You Let Your TV Watch You? Way TOO Orwellian!

  1. Honestly I think that most people are too excited by the “newest” thing — the shiny new toy and what it can do — to be spending time pondering philosophical implications of this technology. But I agree with you… surveillance on a mass scale is no longer fictional.

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