Verizon Follows Google In Turning Phones & TV’s Into Wiretaps
Infowars first broke invasive spying story 6 years ago
Dec 6, 2012
In a move that Infowars warned over six years ago would come to fruition, Verizon has followed Google’s lead and officially filed a patent for a set-top box that will actively spy on Americans in their own homes in order to target them with custom advertisements and programming.
The patent application, which was filed in May 2011 but published last week, says that the technology will be capable of detecting “ambient action” including “cuddling, fighting and talking” in people’s living rooms.
Verizon notes that the system utilizes “a depth sensor, an image sensor, an audio sensor, and a thermal sensor” within the box. The hardware can determine what activities you are partaking in in your own home, whether it be “eating, exercising, laughing, reading, sleeping, talking, singing, humming, cleaning, and playing a musical instrument.”
The document states that the sound of raised voices in an argument could trigger ads for marriage counseling or therapy, and suggests that detection of a couple engaging in intimacy could prompt ads for contraceptives.
The box will even listen to your conversations, according to the comms giant’s patent.