American, Delta and United Swear They've Never Used Those Seatback Cameras Staring at You

Now there is one more place where cameras could start watching you -- from 30,000 feet.Newer seat-back entertainment systems on some airplanes operated by American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, United Airlines and Singapore Airlines have cameras, and it's likely they are also on planes used by other carriers.All four airlines said that they have never activated the cameras and have no plans to use them.However, companies that make the entertainment systems are installing cameras to offer future options such as seat-to-seat video conferencing, according to an American Airlines spokesman.A passenger on a Singapore flight posted a photo of the seat-back display last week, and the tweet was shared several hundred times and drew media notice. Buzzfeed first reported that the cameras are also on some American planes.  Continue reading...

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