Passengers no longer need to worry about being secretly recorded during their flight with United Airlines.
The airline recently announced that it would cover up all the cameras on the back of their aircraft's seats. The entertainment systems on the back of the seats of most airlines are equipped with small cameras. It is reported that this is a common feature of the manufacturers, although they are not used for the features available for leaflets.
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According to a statement received from Fox News The spokeswoman for United Airlines claimed, "None of these cameras ever got activated, and we had no plans to use them in the future. However, we have taken the extra step to cover the cameras. The cameras are a standard feature that manufacturers of the system contain for future use, such as videoconferencing.
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Singapore Airlines dealt with a similar problem in February when a passenger discovered a camera embedded in the in-flight monitor, the cameras being on the newer ones Airline aircraft were discovered, Forbes reported, the airline said on Twitter that the cameras were "in selected business, premium economy and economy classes." At that time, the company said the cameras were disabled and there were no plans to deploy them
The Forbes report quoted an aviation spokesman interviewed in another paper stating that the systems were found on their Airbus 350, A-380, and other fleet aircraft, systems manufactured by Panasonic.