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Old 03-22-2008, 01:41 PM
 
Location: Tennessee/Michigan
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Post News, Comcast Cameras To Start Watching You?

If you have some tinfoil handy, now might be a good time to fashion a hat. At the Digital Living Room conference today, Gerard Kunkel, Comcast’s senior VP of user experience, told me the cable company is experimenting with different camera technologies built into devices so it can know who’s in your living room.

Comcast Cameras To Start Watching You?
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Old 03-22-2008, 03:33 PM
 
Location: Somewhere in northern Alabama
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If it is typical cable company technology, it'll stop working just before the big game, think that you are your aunt Martha whenever it rains, rate the family dog as the head of household, sign you up for pay-per-view shows about cooking roadkill, and bill you for being overweight.
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Old 03-22-2008, 05:43 PM
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Location: San Antonio
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The ratings companies experimented with this back in the 70s and 80s and nobody much paid attention to it. When they saw how inattentive so many people were to what was playing on their TVs at the time, they realized that the data about who was watching and what they were doing while they were watching was a real powder keg that would have frightened away advertisers in droves.

Web media already collects data about who is reading web ads and targets ads accordingly. [moderator cut - sorry, we cannot mention ads] I don't see why people would find it so disturbing that the far less invasive medium of television wants to do the same thing.

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Old 03-29-2008, 02:11 PM
 
Location: ɐpɐʌǝu 'sɐƃǝʌ sɐl
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the cable company is experimenting with different camera technologies built into devices
A one inch piece of electrical tape solves that problem...
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