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Virgin Mobile uses your webcam to change YouTube ads every time you blink

By Shawn Knight
Sep 17, 2013
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  1. In what can only be described as one of the more unusual approaches to online advertising, Virgin Mobile’s YouTube page is now using a technology they’ve dubbed BlinkWashed in which they use your webcam to track your eye movements. Each...

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  2. fimbles

    fimbles TS Evangelist Posts: 1,281   +157

  3. Ranger12

    Ranger12 TS Guru Posts: 641   +118

    And I'm gonna let a company have access to my webcam, rrriiiiiiggghhhhttttt....
     
  4. LOL and im gona sign up to get more adds ... riiiiiith
     
  5. Lol couldn't stop laughing from that bahaha
     
  6. p51d007

    p51d007 TS Booster Posts: 348   +54

    On my laptop, I keep a post-it-note over the camera, and it is deactivated in the device manager unless I need to use it. At home, the camera is unplugged unless I'm using it.
     
  7. Heh? I don't care my all-mighty carton box and tin foil cap will protect me
     
  8. coppersloane

    coppersloane TS Enthusiast Posts: 108   +33

    This is really messed up.
     


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