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Intel: No camera in set-top box due to data protection

Intel's new set-top box venture has started some heated discussions online.
The technology to rewind live TV has been around for a while now, all you needed was to a box and the actual service from you operator. Companies are now including voice recognition, video libraries, streaming services and so on. So what's all this ruckus about Intel's set-top box?

Well, it's the same thing that started the heated discussion regarding the Xbox One, a camera.

Intel's plan – which the company now has abandon – was to include a camera equipped with facial recognition software, that would enable personalised offerings for each individual in the household.

The company has now dropped this feature stating to the Wall Street Journal that the technology didn't work as expected in dimmed lighting, and that the feature raised privacy questions.

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