Thursday, February 10, 2011

App Tells Your Friends What You're Watching - Technology Review

In a word: yikes; this sort of “social” surveillance won’t always be opt-in/user-controlled, and it won’t stop at TV show detection… 

Sitting at home in front of the TV could soon become an altogether more sociable experience. A new iPhone app can identify the show you're watching just by analyzing a few seconds of audio, making it possible to automatically share your TV viewing choices with friends through Facebook and Twitter. It only does this when the app the user presses a button to activate it.

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App Tells Your Friends What You're Watching - Technology Review

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