Cable Television Has Ears

ShhhWhile millions of homes worldwide are wired for cable television reception, coax cable or fiber-optics is not just a one-way flowing device.  The actual speaker inside an ordinary television set can doubly act as a microphone and transmit sounds back to the originating point.

I once had a telephone amplifier with an external speaker and when this jack was unplugged and inserted into a cassette recorder’s microphone inlet, it allowed for some interesting muffled sound chamber recordings.

So be careful what you say within the privacy of your own home because Cable TV is listening!

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