Vizio Latest Manufacturer To Offer More Ways For TVs To Watch Purchasers

Vizio Latest Manufacturer To Offer More Ways For TVs To Watch Purchasers | Techdirt
Here’s another compelling reason never to own a Smart TV — spyware!

In Vizio’s IPO filing, they reveal that over 8 million of their Smart TVs currently track every channel you watch (broadcast, cable, and satellite), everything you stream on any device connected to your TV (Chromecast, Roku, etc), and every game you play and everything you do on your consoles. In their own words, this generates 100 billion data points per day that they “deliver to advertisers and media content providers.” This is not referenced on their website or in their privacy policy.

In other words, the Vizio Smart TV you paid for is secretly recording absolutely everything you do with your TV, including third party devices plugged into your TV, and all of that data gets sold to advertisers, there’s no way to opt out, and they’ve deliberately hidden the fact that they’re doing this from the people purchasing their TVs.

No thanks.
(from Jon Jones, Tech Geek via IFTTT)

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