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    Cameras in Digital Convert Boxes! BEWARE!!!!

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    I guess this urban legend has been around for a while now.

    But this guy just says "here's a camera and here's a microphone". Not exactly hardcore proof.

    Saying that, the way the world has been going recently, it wouldn't surprise me in the least that something like this could have happened.

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    HOAX: Cameras in Digital Converter Boxes

    Friday February 20, 2009

    Screenshot of YouTube videoLike sugarholics peering into a candy store window, the conspiracy theorists among us are salivating over a YouTube video purporting to show the owner of a Magnavox digital-to-analog TV converter box disassembling the unit to reveal a tiny camera and microphone hidden inside. Supposedly, the device would make it possible for "the government, or whoever" to spy on people.

    It's a hoax.

    For starters, the spy equipment would do no one any good unless the boxes were also equipped with wireless transmitters. As can be seen in online photos of the innards of untampered-with converters of the same make and model, not only does the circuit board in the video contain no superfluous electronics, but it's clear that the miniature "camera" and "microphone" were simply jerry-rigged in place on top of existing components.

    And, needless to say, if such surveillance were actually to take place it would constitute a massive invasion of privacy and be illegal as all get-out. It isn't plausible. Rather, it's a tongue-in-cheek enactment of someone's paranoid fantasy — worthy of a wink and a nod, perhaps, but not our hard-earned credence.

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    I used to work for a cable company. Lots of customers thought the little red light on their cable box was a camera. I'd help in tech support at times and people would do things like hold their remotes up to the red light on their cable box and say "this buttom here?", believing that I could see them.
    Scary thing is that none of them ever objected to us watching them in their living rooms and bedrooms. They just wanted their DVR's to work.
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    "Watch what people are cynical about, and one can often discover what they lack.” -- Gen. George S. Patton

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    It's not a hoax. I put them there.

    Y'all stay within range please. Thank you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LowLifeFlatHeadScum View Post
    It's not a hoax. I put them there.

    Y'all stay within range please. Thank you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LowLifeFlatHeadScum View Post
    It's not a hoax. I put them there.

    Y'all stay within range please. Thank you.

    My cell number is 555-8121. I think my dog is sleeping on the couch when I'm at work. Would you give me a call if you see her up there? Thanks.







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    Video was so out of focused at times, I thought Sasquatch was going to walk by.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bullwinkle View Post
    My cell number is 555-8121. I think my dog is sleeping on the couch when I'm at work. Would you give me a call if you see her up there? Thanks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mistere View Post
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    A little more volume in the headphones please.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mistere View Post
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    Must be cold in Thailand.







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    That is the lamest attempt I have seen in a while.

    Lame.

    Digital converter boxes? Please just get a new tv. Maybe the government should start spying on these folks.

 

 

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