Get ready for the age of sensor panic

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A passenger on a Singapore Airlines flight recently noticed a small, circular indentation below the image playing on the seatback in-flight entertainment system in front of him. Could that be, he wondered, a camera?

The passenger did the only logical thing: He tweeted out a photo and asked the Twitterverse for opinions, setting off a chorus of complainers on Twitter.

Google is under fire as well for failing to disclose the existence of microphones in all Nest Guard home security systems, a product that has been on the market since 2017.

As with the Singapore airlines controversy, this one generated complaints and panic among users and even governments.

Welcome to the age of sensor panic. This is just the beginning.