The camera of the plane's TV also serves to spy | Technology

The camera of the plane's TV also serves to spy | Technology

Vitaly Kamluk, passenger of a Singapore Airlines flight, noticed a strange hole in the bottom of the entertainment system's screen; it looked like a camera even though this airline customer did not believe it. A tweet was enough to get rid of doubts and Kamluk wrote mentioning the airline:

"I just found a curious sensor watching me from the back on board a Singapore Airlines flight. Can someone explain to me what it's for?" The message on Twitter began to accumulate "likes" and mentions and from the airline did not take long to respond, although it seems that it was not very reassuring: "Some of our new entertainment systems supplied by the manufacturer have an integrated camera that has been deactivated inside the plane, "they explained in a tweet, "There are no future plans to develop any function using such cameras".

The camera on the plane's TV also serves to spy

In the social network, the response aroused suspicions and some mentioned that it would not have been very difficult for the company to physically cover said camera for everyone's peace of mind. The worst-guessed ones suspected that the camera would be used to analyze the behavior on board the passengers and exploit the behavior commercially.they are spying on us without us knowing? The airline flatly denies indicating in Channel Asia that said cameras they can not be activated from inside the aircraft, and justifying its presence in the initial plans of the system manufacturer that have not been approved by the airline.

The cameras are located in certain aircraft of the Business, Premium Economy and Economy Class of Singapore Airlines, and it seems that this controversial system would be installed on the A350-900 (on medium and long range flights), A380, Boeing 777-300ER and 787-10 of your fleet, until you reach a total of 84 the airplanes equipped with the canceled camera. It is not known, for the moment, if there are more airlines that have installed the same flight entertainment system.


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