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The main cabin of an American Airlines 787 Dreamliner (Photo: AirlineGeeks | Greg Linton)

Questions of Privacy in the Airline Industry

Late last week, United became the first U.S. airline to make what to most may seem like a relatively minor announcement: the small cameras that for years have been embedded in seat back entertainment systems installed in aircraft from all over the world have been covered, showing an emphasis on passenger privacy in a period of increasing skepticism about data collection in all areas of modern life. "All cameras have since been covered, which were never activated and that we…