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2/13/2017 7:33:33 PMGot a Smart TV? THey are watching you! 
cafe_express
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Vizio tracked and sold customer’s TV viewing habits, and now they’re paying for it.

The company monitored both what their customers watched and how they were watching it, in subsequent years also tracking the effectiveness of advertising across devices, the complaint says. The FTC said that Vizio “provided consumers’ IP addresses to data aggregators, who then matched the address with an individual consumer or household.” Income, age, education and homeownership information was also sold to third parties, according to the complaint. And in 2016, the company began selling customer data to third parties who wanted to better target their advertising to consumers on their digital devices, based on their television habits.


Vizio has reached a $2.2 million settlement with the Federal Trade Commission for tracking and selling consumer data.



http://www.pbs.org/newshour/rundown/vizio-tracked-sold-user-data-millions-smart-tvs-ftc-says/

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2/13/2017 7:39:04 PMGot a Smart TV? THey are watching you! 

starfox22
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$2.2 million, I wonder how much they made selling the info? $50 million perhaps. They probably are laughing about that fine.

2/14/2017 6:08:48 AMGot a Smart TV? THey are watching you! 
cafe_express
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What is scary Starfox is that they sold IP addresses and they got everyone's personal address as well from there. Too much big brother man.

2/14/2017 7:47:34 AMGot a Smart TV? THey are watching you! 

sinceresammy
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Yup soon a bunch of coons will drop by your home and rape you!

2/14/2017 8:25:22 AMGot a Smart TV? THey are watching you! 
herc117
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Vizio. Isn't that a Walmart brand?

I'm going with sinceresammy. Everyone with one of these tv's is on a coon database to be robbed or raped!

2/14/2017 9:36:25 AMGot a Smart TV? THey are watching you! 

w6o6l6f_1
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It only makes they are doing that with televisions.
Thought it would be against the law for a company to watch you.

Hackers have been watching people for years on computers Skype camera lenses.
It is best to put a piece of tape on the lense when not using the device.



[Edited 2/14/2017 9:36:49 AM ]

2/14/2017 10:05:03 AMGot a Smart TV? THey are watching you! 

viper1e
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Quote from cafe_express:
What is scary Starfox is that they sold IP addresses and they got everyone's personal address as well from there. Too much big brother man.


And?

After all, this is what you voted for.

"There are some bad hombres out there, we have to keep an eye on them..."

Quote from herc117:
Vizio. Isn't that a Walmart brand?

I'm going with sinceresammy. Everyone with one of these tv's is on a coon database to be robbed or raped!


As if hillbilly inbreds don't watch TV.



[Edited 2/14/2017 10:06:57 AM ]

2/14/2017 10:12:30 AMGot a Smart TV? THey are watching you! 
herc117
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Quote from viper1e:
As if hillbilly inbreds don't watch TV.


Talk about inbreeding! Pretty common in your neck of the woods! Guys wife is also his sister!

2/14/2017 10:15:26 AMGot a Smart TV? THey are watching you! 

viper1e
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But almost exclusively your... Ethnicity.

2/14/2017 7:48:40 PMGot a Smart TV? THey are watching you! 
cafe_express
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Quote from w6o6l6f_1:
It only makes they are doing that with televisions.
Thought it would be against the law for a company to watch you.

Hackers have been watching people for years on computers Skype camera lenses.
It is best to put a piece of tape on the lense when not using the device.
-Yes. Sold by Wal Mart. I am partial to Sony and Samsung products and never had the desire to get a smart TV at all.

Yes, someone I work with tapes his camera lens. I think my desktop PC is just fine.

2/14/2017 7:52:52 PMGot a Smart TV? THey are watching you! 

sillylaugher61
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well have they not been saying that about some of the gaming systems?

2/14/2017 7:55:33 PMGot a Smart TV? THey are watching you! 
cafe_express
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I had not heard that one Silly