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2013-02-13 10:03:07 AM  
Just put a piece of electrical tape over it.

That's what I did with the camera embedded in my laptop.
 
2013-02-13 10:29:30 AM  
Citizen 129874, face the telescreen.
 
2013-02-13 10:39:19 AM  

KarmicDisaster: Citizen 129874, face the telescreen.


+1 (984)
 
2013-02-13 11:38:36 AM  
"Behind Winston's back the voice from the telescreen was still babbling away about pig-iron and the overfulfilment of the Ninth Three-Year Plan. The telescreen received and transmitted simultaneously. Any sound that Winston made, above the level of a very low whisper, would be picked up by it, moreover, so long as he remained within the field of vision which the metal plaque commanded, he could be seen as well as heard. There was of course no way of knowing whether you were being watched at any given moment. How often, or on what system, the Thought Police plugged in on any individual wire was guesswork. It was even conceivable that they watched everybody all the time. But at any rate they could plug in your wire whenever they wanted to. You had to live -- did live, from habit that became instinct -- in the assumption that every sound you made was overheard, and, except in darkness, every movement scrutinized. " -1984
 
2013-02-13 11:51:08 AM  

doczoidberg: Just put a piece of electrical tape over it.

That's what I did with the camera embedded in my laptop.


I think it may have a shutter built in, which I imagine consumers will enjoy.
 
2013-02-13 11:58:07 AM  
Why the bloody butt-fark would anybody willingly put one of these in their home?  Have people gone insane?

/crazy_pills.jpg
 
2013-02-13 12:10:38 PM  
The band must've played Hail to the Chief...
 
2013-02-13 12:17:17 PM  
The camera is there to supposedly identify the viewer and customize the selection of programs to that person's tastes. Why? Just ask the viewer to sign in like on a computer. You can even use a thumbscanner on the remote if you don't want your kids hacking your password.
 
2013-02-13 12:22:36 PM  
Rumor has it the new Xbox will require you to have Kinect set up in order for the system to function, and Microsoft was working on very similar deals with content providers that Intel seems to have worked out (a-la-carte, on-demand, etc.)

/I'll go put my tin-foil hat back on
 
2013-02-13 12:23:24 PM  
I might just teach them a lesson and let them

You're making me angry naked. You wouldn't like me when I'm angry
naked
 
2013-02-13 12:24:27 PM  
I wonder if this will work as well as the face recognition system on one of my co-workers laptops - after using it for three months it still only recognizes him one time in ten.
 
2013-02-13 12:37:20 PM  
"Oh hey Phil, I see you're at your mother's tonight!  Would you like to resume Assmasters VI:  Still a better love story then Twilight?"
 
2013-02-13 12:51:12 PM  
Targeted advertising based on age and sex recognition. Audience counting and profiling. Biometry assisted DRM to make it sure that only those can view a program who are allowed to view it.

What's not to love?
 
2013-02-13 12:56:13 PM  
**applies to Intel spy cam division**
 
2013-02-13 12:58:43 PM  
I WANT FORBIN
 
2013-02-13 12:58:57 PM  
Good thing I am ugly.
 
2013-02-13 01:01:00 PM  
Lemme guess...it's so they can hold the commercials for when you get back from the kitchen?

/dnrtfa...obviously
 
2013-02-13 01:15:12 PM  
I am a meat popsicle.
 
2013-02-13 01:17:48 PM  
Even a  'Naked Jumping Jacks' feed can't make this idea good.
 
2013-02-13 01:25:25 PM  
2.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-02-13 01:25:25 PM  

blahpers: Why the bloody butt-fark would anybody willingly put one of these in their home?  Have people gone insane?

/crazy_pills.jpg


Most of the big players are working on these.  Microsoft will have the Kinect able to identify people on their next system.  And they will also be able to make 3D models of your house and you.  Give it 10 years and most people will have cameras in their house watching them, and they will want them.
 
2013-02-13 01:31:44 PM  
I will have to make sure that before I hit power on my remote control, I drop trow, turn around, bend over, and place my chocolate starfish so close to the camera they can smell my stink nuggets.  I wonder what kind of recommendations my browneye would get, hmm.
 
2013-02-13 01:36:24 PM  
Soooooooo, what are you doin'
 
2013-02-13 01:38:47 PM  

jfivealive: I will have to make sure that before I hit power on my remote control, I drop trow, turn around, bend over, and place my chocolate starfish so close to the camera they can smell my stink nuggets.  I wonder what kind of recommendations my browneye would get, hmm.


Jersey Shore or Honey Boo Boo
 
2013-02-13 01:41:28 PM  

BizarreMan: jfivealive: I will have to make sure that before I hit power on my remote control, I drop trow, turn around, bend over, and place my chocolate starfish so close to the camera they can smell my stink nuggets.  I wonder what kind of recommendations my browneye would get, hmm.

Jersey Shore or Honey Boo Boo


hah.  If they catch a glimpse of my underwear, they may just suggest 'The thin red line'.
 
2013-02-13 01:51:03 PM  

jfivealive: I will have to make sure that before I hit power on my remote control, I drop trow, turn around, bend over, and place my chocolate starfish so close to the camera they can smell my stink nuggets.  I wonder what kind of recommendations my browneye would get, hmm.



One day, you will be charged as a sex offender for doing something like that.

Now continue to consume, citizen.
 
2013-02-13 01:52:31 PM  
Eh, I have no real problem with this.

I mean, if it's used to do shiat like count the people in the room for DRM purposes, I'll have an issue with it, and I'd probably turn it off at that point if I had one, but largely I  like  the notion of having the hardware for gesture controls on everything, lot more sanitary than everyone handling a physical controller all the time.  And, similarly, I kinda like the idea of using facial recognition to allow bypass of the login procedure, that seems pretty convenient.  Assumably if I get an eye injury and have to wear a patch or something there will be a software bypass I can click, it's not like they'd just make it randomly lock me out forever.

I mean, I unplug my webcam when not in use as much as the next guy, but there's such a thing as letting your paranoia get in the way of basic progress.
 
2013-02-13 01:52:58 PM  
In other news more of my paranoid delusions are becoming true.
 
2013-02-13 01:57:34 PM  
This explains why ALL the commercials on my TV are for air freshener, Gold Bond scrotum powder and boner pills.
 
2013-02-13 02:01:12 PM  

Jim_Callahan: Eh, I have no real problem with this.

I mean, if it's used to do shiat like count the people in the room for DRM purposes, I'll have an issue with it, and I'd probably turn it off at that point if I had one, but largely I  like  the notion of having the hardware for gesture controls on everything, lot more sanitary than everyone handling a physical controller all the time.  And, similarly, I kinda like the idea of using facial recognition to allow bypass of the login procedure, that seems pretty convenient.  Assumably if I get an eye injury and have to wear a patch or something there will be a software bypass I can click, it's not like they'd just make it randomly lock me out forever.

I mean, I unplug my webcam when not in use as much as the next guy, but there's such a thing as letting your paranoia get in the way of basic progress.


FTA: "Intel will use that to present personalised options and targeted advertising..."
cdn.uproxx.com

Yes, Progress.
 
2013-02-13 02:18:58 PM  
They can look all they want. I'm growing a neck beard and gaining 60 lbs just to make them SUFFER!
 
2013-02-13 02:29:01 PM  
Great now my TV can ask me.

Just what do you think you're doing, Dave?  Dave, stop. Stop, will you? Stop, Dave. Will you stop Dave? Stop, Dave.
 
2013-02-13 02:33:09 PM  

blahpers: Why the bloody butt-fark would anybody willingly put one of these in their home?  Have people gone insane?

/crazy_pills.jpg


For the same reason anyone would allow a stranger to go through all of their emails or track their physical location via their smart phone.
 
2013-02-13 02:35:27 PM  
I see things like this becoming more and more common...which will then lead to changes.  Already mentioned upthread is user specific DRM.  Then will come the "well five people are watching this, so it will be $x time 5 to watch it."  Then come the examples where it will be used in a court case to prove someone was somewhere at sometime.  Before you know it, they will be required to watch any tv.

It sounds silly and tin foil hatty, but if someone had said 15 years ago that you would pay $80 a month for a mobile phone you would say that it was crazy and no one would do that.  Along the same lines 15 years ago if you said that nearly everyone would willingly carry around a device that can be used to track where you are it would be crazy talk.

Then the government starts recording output...
 
2013-02-13 02:56:10 PM  
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2013-02-13 03:26:15 PM  
blahpers


Why the bloody butt-fark would anybody willingly put one of these in their home? Have people gone insane?

Do you carry a cell phone? One that can be turned on at any time remotely to do exactly what this TV is supposed to do?
 
2013-02-13 03:36:32 PM  
do I *sniff* do I have to?
 
2013-02-13 04:08:43 PM  
I'm sure the 1.0 version will have all kinds of weird hiccups.  I can't wait for a cat to swat at it and have junior and juniorette suddenly enjoying XXX Pay Per View.
 
2013-02-13 05:06:50 PM  
I guess the "DVRs (VCR/CableBox/Etc) have cameras" hoax  busting sites are going to have to publish a retraction...

http://urbanlegends.about.com/b/2009/02/20/hoax-cameras-in-digital-c on verter-boxes.htm
 
2013-02-13 05:40:32 PM  
FTFA: "...Erik Huggers (VP at Intel Media)... did say that the US isn't ready for entirely à la carte options and that Intel will be selling bundles of content..."
www.addictinginfo.org
 
2013-02-13 07:26:51 PM  

Quaker: FTFA: "...Erik Huggers (VP at Intel Media)... did say that the US isn't ready for entirely à la carte options and that Intel will be selling bundles of content..."
[www.addictinginfo.org image 494x500]


He's right, because people have no idea how the current model works.  You want Comedy Central.  That's $12 a month.  Many people will end up paying roughly the same for cable (or potentially more) with fewer channels.
 
2013-02-13 07:48:11 PM  

OnlyM3: Do you carry a cell phone? One that can be turned on at any time remotely to do exactly what this TV is supposed to do?


Do YOU have one of these? What the shiat are you on about?
 
2013-02-13 08:16:15 PM  

doczoidberg: Just put a piece of electrical tape over it.

That's what I did with the camera embedded in my laptop.


Same here.  Last thing the world needs is malware to grab naked pics of me to publish on the internet.  You're welcome.
 
2013-02-13 09:09:03 PM  

mjbok: He's right, because people have no idea how the current model works.  You want Comedy Central.  That's $12 a month.  Many people will end up paying roughly the same for cable (or potentially more) with fewer channels.


Yes...that's called choice. I dropped TV altogether after DirecTV made me pay $70/mo to watch two channels...plus another 900 I never watched. Fark that. Now I have Amazon Prime and Netflix streaming and DVD for less than half the price.
 
2013-02-13 09:46:08 PM  
we had dishNetwork. you'd suddenly get a few new free channels. when it became obvious you were faithfully watching some of the shows on a given channel it suddenly became a pay channel.
 
2013-02-13 10:55:46 PM  

A Terrible Human: In other news more of my paranoid delusions are becoming true.


Back in the mid-80s i worked for AT&T, customer service 800 number. Some crazy lady in Jacksonville kept calling in (100s of times a day), saying her husband worked for the government and had installed a device on her TV that allowed her to see who she was talking to on the phone. I never talked to her, always wanted to. Was going to ask if she liked my haircut. She actually got her phone taken out because she wouldn't stop calling us.

Wasn't you was it?
 
2013-02-13 11:19:31 PM  

yellowcat: A Terrible Human: In other news more of my paranoid delusions are becoming true.

Back in the mid-80s i worked for AT&T, customer service 800 number. Some crazy lady in Jacksonville kept calling in (100s of times a day), saying her husband worked for the government and had installed a device on her TV that allowed her to see who she was talking to on the phone. I never talked to her, always wanted to. Was going to ask if she liked my haircut. She actually got her phone taken out because she wouldn't stop calling us.

Wasn't you was it?


Considering I was born in 89 no,but I have dealt with crazy people before and holy shiat that would be annoying.
 
2013-02-13 11:20:49 PM  
 
2013-02-13 11:53:47 PM  

OnlyM3: Do you carry a cell phone? One that can be turned on at any time remotely to do exactly what this TV is supposed to do?


So if I turn off my phone off they can turn it on remotely? Who is they?
 
2013-02-14 07:35:22 AM  
If you need me, I'll be in the basement working on my fantasy world (model railroad), where I model a time period when we had this thing we used to call "privacy".

On-screen entertainment is starting to require too high a price to participate in.
 
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