United Airlines has covered every camera embedded in entertainment systems embedded within the back of plane seats in response to passenger privacy concerns.
The cameras were included in off-the-shelf screen and entertainment products the airline purchased.
United Airlines was quick to respond to requests concerning the cameras, unsurprising given the airline's recent PR disasters relating to the violent removal of a passenger by security and the death of a puppy that staff insisted be stowed in an overhead bin.
Speaking to Buzzfeed News, the carrier said that all cameras -- found in the back of premium seats -- will now be covered, but their purpose was never to monitor passengers. Rather, the cameras were included for possible future applications such as video conferencing. ...