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Are Smart TVs Watching Us?

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November 21, 2013

CNET UK reports on a UK blogger's allegations that “smart TVs are sending information on what channels you watch and the names of media files you stream over your network—even if you turn the setting off.” The report notes the blogger noticed ads on his Internet-connected TV and found an online instruction video where TV-maker LG “details how it can effectively target ads based on user data.” Asked for comment, LG responded, “Customer privacy is a top priority at LG Electronics and, as such, we take the issue very seriously. We are looking into reports that certain viewing information on LG Smart TVs was shared without consent.”
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