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Well the television you're watching right now could one day be watching you the major cable provider -- Verizon has filed a patent application on a system that would do just that it's a set top box that you could.
-- would actually pick up on your gestures while you were watching television.
It could even listen in on your conversations -- the whole idea is to -- -- tailor commercials specifically for whoever is watching for example.
If the box -- -- arguing with your spouse an advertisement for marriage counseling might pop up.
We have seen proposals like this before and every time it raises big concerns from privacy advocates today company spokesman said quoting.
Verizon has a well established track record of respecting its customers' privacy.
And protecting their personal information.
-- we do not comment on pending patent applications such futuristic patent filings by innovators are routine.
Let's bring in cyber security analyst Morgan right he is the CEO of a firm called.
Connected to the case mr.
-- thank you for joining us I mean c'mon you see this things are saying well look if you're arguing your spouse and advertising for -- might pop -- one step further if you're snuggling with your spouse an advertisement for Viagra or contraception is might come up at the little -- -- -- -- -- -- Sick of the marriage counseling as in my house guys know it's.
-- -- hit us all here say look here's the problem now.
It is all about advertising I was on recently -- generally we were talking about electronic communications and privacy act.
The two biggest stakeholders in this are not just advertisers it's also the government if you think about this -- I look at it from my former law enforcement background.
If I can put a device -- your house second sense what you're doing here what you're doing pick up on keywords.
I don't have to build it anymore I just happened to what's already been built I don't build the telephone system over the Internet I just tapped into it with a court order.
Now I can be listening and I'm not saying that's way it's going but I'm saying is once that's there you've got the -- ability to do that.
-- you know -- they didn't they know of exercising if you're eating if you're singing if you're laughing I know this is one of those things -- have to opt Dan Morgan yes and but some.
Sometimes they put this in the small print.
And sometimes they kind of sell it to you as a brand new features so this is going to be a lot more households than people realize right.
-- if there's -- old -- -- only a lawyer right a hundred page document and call -- a brief you know I'm not a lawyer if you I wouldn't even begin to understand.
What's in all of these fine print of these things and so.
You've got this it's -- god and her Barbie where you've really got to know what you're getting into here and one of the things that is -- my biggest concern is I've got young -- my -- children to grow but when they were young.
What I want them listening in on somebody who's thirteen -- under twelve -- -- I mean where do we draw the line at the intrusiveness of the media into our house.
Well my question is if Verizon can watch you -- mean maybe somebody else what you're right we get somebody else can -- into that so maybe it's free game for everybody.
Anything invented by man can be compromised by man I mean you know right now take a look at Microsoft -- -- connect -- -- does the same thing it looks at gestures and motions there's a great YouTube video out there again in South Korea people dancing in front of a Coke machine.
It's already there -- -- mean this is nothing new Google and Comcast have already filed similar things out.
It's just that now this day -- -- that since we're so interconnected.
Who can organize the big question.
I gotta go sir thank you so much dressed up.
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