Is Your DVR Spying on You?
The answer is not yet; but it is coming! You might want to take the DVR out of your bedroom.
Verizon has filed a patent for a DVR that can monitor your actions to better target advertisements to you. If you’re working out, talking on the phone, or holding hands with your significant other, the shows you watch would play corresponding ads, according to the patent. The set-top box would even listen in to your conversations and detect your moods to better market to you. So if the DVR senses stress it may suggest aromatherapy candles or a resort, according to the patent. Similar patents filed by Comcast and Google, have yet to come to market. be careful what you do it front of your DVR!