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HPR2000 Hopper: can it be used to spy on customers?

Hi, folks!

I have a HPR2000 Hopper from DishNetwork. I've heard Verizon received a patented DVR technology that would Verizon to spy on their customers, supposedly for to create targeted advertising. Does DishNetwork have the ability to do this using their Hoppers? To clarify, I like to know if DishNetwork is viewing and listening to their customers.

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"Viewing and listening"? No way Jose, that would be illegal in all sorts of ways. Now in the sense of say a cookie on a computer to collect data of what shows folks watch and record, yeah I could see that. Maybe even pick off the computer cookie info via Verizon ISP such that they can interject targeted commercials into the TV layer.
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Hi, folks!

I have a HPR2000 Hopper from DishNetwork. I've heard Verizon received a patented DVR technology that would Verizon to spy on their customers, supposedly for to create targeted advertising. Does DishNetwork have the ability to do this using their Hoppers? To clarify, I like to know if DishNetwork is viewing and listening to their customers.

Thanks for any info.

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Yes-it has been confirmed the NSA has secretly required Dish to include NSA survelience hardware in all of their boxes which 24/7 spies on your activities including video/audio which is sent back through military frequencies for data mining and logging of your minute by minute activities. You have been warned.
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I believe all Dish receivers connected to broadband have the ability to log your viewing habits for the purpose of targeted advertising. Even the old receivers with a phone line connection may have done some of that. I imagine DirecTV can do that too, but I have heard no rumors on them.
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Yes-it has been confirmed the NSA has secretly required Dish to include NSA survelience hardware in all of their boxes which 24/7 spies on your activities including video/audio which is sent back through military frequencies for data mining and logging of your minute by minute activities. You have been warned.
Thank you, qz3fwd. This is frightening .
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I believe all Dish receivers connected to broadband have the ability to log your viewing habits for the purpose of targeted advertising. Even the old receivers with a phone line connection may have done some of that. I imagine DirecTV can do that too, but I have heard no rumors on them.
Thanks, TheKrell. I suspected cookies of some sort are being placed on our smart TVs, too. I wonder how these cookies can be cleared? Oh, well... That is for another thread .
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Thanks, TheKrell. I suspected cookies of some sort are being placed on our smart TVs, too. I wonder how these cookies can be cleared? Oh, well... That is for another thread .
Hi, folks!

Here's the YouTube video that brought this to my attention.


I hope you find it informative.
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Hi, folks!

Here's the YouTube video that brought this to my attention.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JlX4oAnS8nA

I hope you find it informative.
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