- Apr 25, 2011
- LT Silver
Have to agree unfortunately. Another reason not to go to China?Not through IFE, but I’m pretty sure on my last Chinese domestic flight that they made an announcement there is surveillance of th cabin for security purposes. And even if there isn’t yet, I am sure there soon will be, linked to the Orwellian facial recognition/social credit scheme being set up by the government.
Spy? it's not that they want to "Spy", it's data gathering to build revenue opportunity.But why would the airlines want to spy on us?
Also getting data on sleep / wake, who knows? Trippin the Rift or another airline big data expert to the white phone please!Spy? it's not that they want to "Spy", it's data gathering to build revenue opportunity.
e.g. (Aside from sitting in a seat your were not allocated) They could grab an image of the PAX using the seat and match it with other images taken of the same PAX when on other flights. If they don't match this may be a case of FF membership sharing.
as @RooFlyer pointed out earlier it is redundant.Has it been confirmed it's a camera.
Could just be a light sensor for auto controlling brightness and contrast.
Also getting data on sleep / wake, who knows? Trippin the Rift or another airline big data expert to the white phone please!
Face recognition with a name against the face would just about top it off. They'd know your exact movements at any given point in time if they don't already know.