Comcast testing technology to watch you watch it watching you


Not to frighten everyone, but word is Comcast is going to put cameras on its set-top cable boxes to know who in your house is watching what.

It’s on the surface not much of a Big Brother fright but more of a personalization tool. The idea is that the camera would be attached to software that can detect who’s in the room, and can then load up personalized content for that person or those people.

While we like the concept, it’s something of a slipper slope to be sure. I’m not sure in Americans are ready for this kind of technology in their living rooms.

Everybody panic.

Comcast Cameras to Start Watching You? [New TeeVee]