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The FBI issued a warning about hackers hacking smart TVs & Business Insider wrote about it but neither mentioned the 2017 FTC settlement when Vizio paid $2.2M for collecting viewer data from 11 million smart TVs without their consent. ftc.gov/news-events/pr…
Since 2014 Vizio was using used proprietary software to track up to 100 billion data points per day from more than 10 million TVs. They even remotely installed the software on older models. Data was stored indefinitely. How is a hacker worse than this? ftc.gov/system/files/d…
I hate to be that person "they didn't mention x" but the fear-mongering that your TV is gonna get hacked vs. the manufacturer hoovering up 100 billion data points per day per TV and selling them for profit is just... we're afraid of the wrong things.
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