Verizon has filed a patent for a DVR equipped with a microphone and motion sensors to record what its customers are doing. That means the television will be watching the viewers watching it. The idea is that Verizon could target advertisements to what their customer are doing while watching TV.
The new technology has disturbing echoes of the George Orwell dystopia 1984.
Liz Walh explains whether this new policy sits well with privacy advocates.