Singapore Airline was caught for installing cameras in the seatback entertainment screens. The airline however confirmed that the camera’s have been disabled and not in use. However passengers on board were not quite convinced.
At first passengers though it was some infrared sensor to control the display of the screen, however the airline confirmed that they were cameras. Singapore Airlines released a statement –
“Some of our newer inflight entertainment systems provided by the original equipment manufacturers do have a camera provisioned and embedded in the hardware. [The cameras are] permanently disabled on our aircraft and cannot be activated on board. We have no plans to enable or develop any features using the cameras”
There are 84 aircrafts in the Airlines fleet that have the new camera system. They include new A350-900s, their refurbished A380s, their older Boeing 777-300ERs, and their new 787-10s.
Here are a few reactions from social media users –
Looks like they bought a cheap tablet to throw in the back of the seat. Have you tried to buy a tablet with out cameras? Even front facing ones? Practically impossible.
— Kayla Rowe ✨FreeYourMind ✨ (@KaylaRowe1992) February 18, 2019
Im sure you could put us at ease by covering the cameras. im sure you can find some small singapore airlines stickers to put on.
— Kate (@Redback) February 19, 2019
Just sitck a small tape over it..
If they react to it then they are watching passengers..
— Aniruddha Arondekar (@AniArondekar) February 19, 2019