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19 November 2013

...as You Accepted The Terms And Condi

by Code Monkey

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“…as you accepted the Terms and Conditions on your TV, your concerns would be best directed to the retailer.”\ \ aka Not knowing about our spying feature your retailers fault not ours.

Originally shared by Boing Boing{.reshare-attribution}[PRIVACY] LG television “phones home” with your viewing habits, names of files you screen, even if you tell it not to: Doctor Beet was alarmed to notice that his LG TV was showing him ads on its home screen; he investigated and discovered a hidden, undocumented setting to switch off collection of his viewing habits. Still suspicious, he monitored the packets flowing from his TV’s network interface and discovered that even with the “data-collection off” setting engaged, the TV still phoned home with the name of every program it showed, as well as the filenames of every video he loaded over its USB interface. All of this data was sent in the clear to LG’s servers. {.link-embed}

LG TV phones home with your viewing habits, names of files you screen, even if you tell it not to

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+1’d by: Brian Hepler

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