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Are Tv's watching you? Apparently so.

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Useless TV

Another useless TV that shall not be bought. Useless cable TV. Shut off your cable.

Since I like to watch TV in my underwear....

they should get sick of watching me and my 60 year old bad habits pretty quick. I intend to intensify their pain..:)

"Necessity is the plea for every infringement of human freedom. It is argument of tyrants. It is the creed of slaves." William Pitt in the House of Commons November 18, 1783
"I know major allies who fund them" Gen. Dempsey

I heard in North Korea

They have intercoms wired in every home for messages and alerts from the supreme poo-ba and a steady diet of patriotic music. It's also a crime to block the speaker or tamper with them...

I guess they're still a few steps ahead of us, but we're getting there.

A guy that used to go to my Church told me about this

over 10 years ago. He used to be a big dog at Lucent Technologies, and he basically said this (keep in mind, this is paraphrased and it is coming from my poor little memory of a conversation that took place over 10 years ago):

"The person on the other end of your TV can hear you. Analogue radio waves travel both ways. While analogue travels in 'waves,' digital travels in a straight line. Also, there are lines, or breaks, that occur in both analogue and digital signals. Since analogue signals are 'waves,' and not 'straight-lines,' anyone can break into that signal, totally undetected. But digital signals are different, and won't allow for this to happen.

And then he told me his prediction for the future (I will note that he didn't speak as though it were a prediction, rather he said it very in a matter-of-fact way:

"The market is controlled by the government, especially electronics. There is too much at stake with electronics for them not to be involved. So when the so-called market is pushing digital TV's, it's really the government who is pushing it. Think about it... why would the market push digital tv's and receivers when the quality of the signal is much weaker? The reason is because the government wants analogue for itself. It is going to put an end to analogue TV's over the course of the next decade or so, and then you'll see the 'market' begin reversing its praises of all-things-digital and begin pushing analogue TV's again. Again, this is because analogue devices can be used as monitoring devices, and the government is going to wait until everyone has thrown away their own analogue TV's so that they will then have to purchase one that meets government specifications."

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Keep in mind, I don't know anything about radios or tv's. I'm sure anyone here can correct me if I'm wrong on anything here... and if I have gotten anything wrong, like about how this stuff works, then it's probably not the man who explained this to me and instead has more to do with my poor memory causing my mouth (or fingers) to butcher it. ha.

"He did not come into the world to condemn it, but to save it." - John 3:17

"Well, you know it's like I always say 'it ain't government work if you don't have to do it twice.'" - Jerry Gergich

Oh! I forgot one thing!

The reason why he explained to me how the signals work was to help me understand why the government doesn't want us having our older TV sets... If I recall correctly, it is because the analogue signal in older TV sets travel both ways. However, he pointed out that this won't be the case with the new analogue sets that the 'market' will be pushing in due-time.

So if he is correct in this, and not full of a bunch of BS, then hold on to your old TV sets, as they will be able to be used, by the owner of the TV set, to listen to what's going on at the other end as well. Not that it would do any of us any good, but hey, if the government doesn't want me having something, then I probably want it, if only to spite them, ha.

"He did not come into the world to condemn it, but to save it." - John 3:17

"Well, you know it's like I always say 'it ain't government work if you don't have to do it twice.'" - Jerry Gergich

In Soviet Russia

In Soviet Russsia, TV watches YOU...

"If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude than the animated contest of freedom — go home from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains sit lightly upon you, an

It's All about knowing and

It's All about knowing and understanding the technology. If you know how it works and how it can be hijacked. We can just turn the switch or whatever necessary to prevent spying. This type of information more and more just shows up on the web if you care to investigate it.

Were going to have to find time to upgrade our Personal electronics education and then share...

Hackers deal in software so that is where the educating trend will lean towards.

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Telescreens

It was only a matter of time.

A signature used to be here!

Imagine the irony

Imagine the irony of watching the movie of Orwell's 1984 on one of these?

Or, do you think it will be wired to call DHS on anyone who watches 1984 or V for Vendetta or the Leno show when Ron Paul is a guest?

Sad thing is, most people won't care

I was at a friends house and they showed me their Xbox Kinect and how it follows and tracks people's movements as well as takes pictures that it can upload to the web. I thought it was super-creepy having a camera in their living room that uploads photos to the web; who knows what else.

Apparently that the Xbox Kinect is nothing compared to Samsung's facial recognition TV in this article. I hope it is a flop because people won't accept that in their house; but I suspect people won't even notice or care.

Glad I gave up TV a year ago.

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Lap tops already of the

Lap tops already of the device integration they wrote about. Also a TV monitor and computer monitor are basically the same and in many cases exactly the same. When you get the larger screens, there is no distinction between the two.