You trust them to tell you about current events and entertain your family with movies, music and most media imaginable. But are you ready to let America’s biggest telecommunications companies conduct surveillance in your home?
If you’re one of the many US consumers that subscribe to security services offered through names like Xfinity Home, IntelligentHome or Home Monitoring and Control, than you already inadvertently allowed them in. The largest telecom companies in the country — the ones managed under the same umbrella as NBC, CNN, Time Magazine and Warner Brothers — are quickly taking over the home security business. They are offering services that send their eyes into the houses of Americans from coast-to-coast, but is giving the country’s biggest media entities entrance into your personal lives too close for comfort?