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Passengers no longer have to worry about the fact that secretly recorded while flying with United Airlines.
The airline recently announced that they would be with respect to all of the cameras on the back of their plane seats. It turns out, that the entertainment systems on the back of most airlines seats are equipped with a small camera built in. These are reportedly a common characteristic of manufacturers, although they are not used for other functions available to flyers.
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According to a statement obtained by Fox News, a United Airlines spokeswoman claimed “none of these cameras were ever activated, and we had no plans to use them in the future; however, we took the extra step to cover the cameras. The cameras are equipped as standard with the manufacturers of the system included for possible future applications, such as video-conferencing.”
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Singapore Airlines dealt with a similar issue in February, when a passenger discovered that there is a camera embedded in the in-flight monitor. The cameras were discovered on the airlines newer aircraft, Forbes reported. The airline said on Twitter that the cameras in selected Business, Premium Economy and Economy Class.” At the time, the company said that the cameras are turned off and there are no plans to use them.
The Forbes report cites a spokesman of the airline interviewed in another paper that said the systems can be found on their Airbus 350, A-380 and other airplanes in the fleet. The systems were manufactured by Panasonic.