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

By Shawn Knight · 7 replies
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: 1,177   +205

  3. Ranger12

    Ranger12 TS Evangelist Posts: 621   +122

    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 Evangelist Posts: 1,254   +614

    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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