Is Your Airline Seat Watching You?

Airline Seats With Cameras?

Cameras installed in airline seats now surreptitiously record you during every flight, then store the video files indefinitely
08/18/2019 / By Lance D Johnson

If being subjected to radiation and groped at the airport wasn’t enough, now airline passengers will be monitored in their seats by CCTV cameras that can randomly take pictures of you, watch you eat, and pick your nose. In Hong Kong, individual camera screens are being installed in every headrest, glaring at each passenger.

Hong-Kong based Cathay Pacific has installed “entertainment screens” in the back of every airline seat. These screens are equipped with cameras
that can surreptitiously monitor every passenger’s movements and personal preferences. The only place where cameras aren’t installed – the airline reassures – is in the bathrooms.

Airline to intimately monitor each passenger to “fulfill business needs”

Cathay Pacific implemented the new policy so they can exploit your behaviors, your personal preferences, and analyze your feedback to improve their marketing and sales. The airline said they may store the data indefinitely or “as long as necessary.” The data they collect on passengers includes “information such as previous travel arrangements, feedback about your experiences, details of lost luggage and other claims, your use of our in-flight entertainment system and in-flight connectivity, your images captured via CCTV in our airport lounges and aircraft.”

The images will be used to build a detailed database on every passenger. Everything a passenger does at the airport and every program they watch on the plane will be analyzed. Everything they ask for will be scrutinized. Every facial feature and expression will also be analyzed, providing a psychological profile on every passenger. In this way, authorities can predict future behavior and marketers can best exploit passenger’s needs and wants.

In an interview Sun Online Travel, a Cathay Pacific spokesperson said, “We will retain the personal data as long as is necessary to fulfill business needs.”

Nice to know not to fly Cathay… unfortunately, look like they are not alone:

Cathay Pacific isn’t the only airline to roll out individual in-flight cameras for every seat. United Airlines, Delta, American Airlines and Singapore Airlines have all rolled out their own version of mid-flight surveillance in the past year. The devices, equipped with cameras, have come under scrutiny from passengers. The airlines were eventually forced to cover up the cameras to “reassure customers” that they weren’t being exploited 24-7.

Still, it appears that airlines are becoming much like Facebook, Google Android devices, and spy machines like Amazon Alexa. They are mining your personal data and behaviors to create a psychological profile on you so they can manipulate you into being a good little consumer or an obedient subject of an ever-encroaching police state.

So check the cover on those airlines and carry bandaids…

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The Daily Watch – Russian Woman Camping, Steve Bannon On China

Russian Woman Camping Methods

I love this video. Basically without dialog. She demonstrates a very different kind of camping from the Spandex and REI Coop West. Simpler materials and more thinking / craft. I love the multi use carved bowl / plate / cutting board. A bit under an hour, and every time I thought I’d bail if nothing happened, something interesting was shown in terms of Things I Ought To Know. I mean, she uses a canvas tarp, fercrissake….


Steve Bannon Hyperventilates Over China, But Is Right

We really need to move supply chains back home, at least at a 50% level. Again about an hour.

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A California Modest Suggestion

California is busy becoming a People’s Socialist Globalist Paradise. This makes them a gateway for all sorts of crap into the rest of the nation.

The whole place is full of illegal migrants, who then can just get on the road and go anywhere in the nation. Often moving drugs or crime as many are gang members.

It is essentually impossible to fix California, as it is pwnd by the Democrats, structurally.

So wall off the infection.

There’s only about 20 roads into the State, even using tertiary small back roads. ICE has a “border control” staion each side of El Paso Texas many miles away (one is in New Mexico, west bound, another off near Van Horn west Texas in the desert east bound). California has Agriculture inspection stations on entry. You already bring the whole of, for example, Interstate 10, The major southern freeway, to a complete halt twice.

So here’s an idea: just put immigration stations at all the Californua roads. Only on the outbound from Californus side. Let anyone leave the Lower 47 for California Social Paradise, but check for legal residence on exit from California. Similarly, at the airports, anyone can fly in to California, but show your citizenship / residency to get out to the rest of thd USA.

In no time, lots and lots of illegals will relocate to The Golden State for the goodies, weather, MJ all over, drivers licenses, etc. Then they can also get free passage back and forth to Mexico, too.

No wall is needed for this as the State has physical barriers of mountains, deserts, and ocean. There are very limited valleys and passes with roads, and most traffic is already stopped for “inspection”.

Once the State suffers complete collapse, then it can be recovered, if desired…

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W.O.O.D. – 23 February 2020


This is another of the W.O.O.D. series of semi-regular
Weekly Occasional Open Discussions.
(i.e. if I forget and skip one, no big)

Immediate prior one here:
and remains open for threads running there (at least until the ‘several month’ auto-close of comments on stale threads).

Canonical list of old ones here:

For just general FYI notices, use to “tips” pages. All the old ones remain for historical reference:
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What’s Going On?

The USA and our lame excuse for press are fixated on politics

While the world explodes in a lethal pandemic, all the USA Lame Stream Media can do is display their Trump Derangement Syndrome while trying to decide who they like more: The Crazy Communist with heart problems, the has been grifter politician who’s losing his marbles, the rabid congenital liar attack dog with ancestry fabrication issues, the Billionaire Dwarf Troll who has a trove of racist & sexist skeletons in his closet, or the new kid who played mayor once, plus maybe some folks nobody remembered. Sigh. You would think the Democrat Billionaire Party Bosses could buy a better candidate…

2019-nCoV Corona Virus is Rampant

While all the official places try to avoid stating it, this IS now a pandemic. Out of control on three continents. The current thread on it is here:

Additional threads are added as the time to load becomes too long.

Canadian Train Follies

Never mind the China supply chain collapse, the cold, and the heavy snow; Canada can’t move goods or people across the country due to the stupidity of the Government and Tribal Leaders.

Seems there are signed agreements with all the involved Tribal Councils to build a natural gas pipeline. BUT, the tribal chiefs whom inherit their position were not consulted and don’t want it built. Gotta save the Earth doncha know. So they put up barricades on the rail lines and rounded up a protest group.

Now about 1500 rail workers are laid off, even the Indians are running out of propane for home heating and food to eat as they use grocery stores too, and a growing fleet of ships are stacking up off shore B.C. ’cause you can’t load what isn’t there and can’t unload what doesn’t leave…

But don’t worry. Justin, having pissed off everyone wanting shipping to happen by codling the protesters in “dialog” until it is too late, is now pissing off the Indians by taking action. Maybe.

Oh, Canada…

Russia Redux Again…

The DNC and Deep State are AGAIN dusting off their Poor Johnny One Note story that The Russians Are Comming!!! This time as a two-fer, aimed at both Trump and Sanders.

Maybe we can start a Go Fund Me for them to buy them a new scriptwriter…

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