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Old 11-25-2013, 11:48 AM   #1
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Default LG Smart TV (UK, at least)

My wife was shocked to see our children's names being transmitted in the name of a Christmas video file that we had watched from USB.

http://doctorbeet.blogspot.co.uk/201...names-and.html



Maybe other Smart TVs are doing the exact same, who knows.




I also came across a disturbing piece about electricity companies (UK) whereby a remote-control meter is planned to be put in place by 2020, in every home...the article was from 2009 and I sure hope it is incorrect or that it has been blocked, which I doubt.
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Old 11-25-2013, 11:54 AM   #2
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Maybe other Smart TVs are doing the exact same, who knows.

I wouldn't doubt it. Ads these days are specifically targeted using surfing tendencies. I can see everyone trying to collect as much as they can.
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Old 11-25-2013, 12:08 PM   #4
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"We have verified that even when this function is turned off by the viewers, it continues to transmit viewing information although the data is not retained by the server.

The firm added that a firmware update is being prepared for immediate rollout that will correct this problem on all affected LG Smart TVs. LG said when this feature is disabled, no data will be transmitted but to the company.



http://recombu.com/digital/news/lg-s...im_M12457.html




No data will be transmitted then there's a but to the company, not entirely sure if they're just try9ng to hoodwink people with that wording; either it's transmitting data or it's not and they said no data will be transmitted, then go on to say apart from that transmitted to the company...kind of makes you question exactly how many sources they are transmitting people's data to.

Obviously, some will say it's merely channel info being disseminated and therefore it's not a problem but clearly from the filenames given above (post above) it's stuff from people's USB files and/or filenames etc, which clearly doesn't relate to viewing info at all.
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Old 11-25-2013, 12:11 PM   #5
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[I]"We have verified that even when this function is turned off by the viewers, it continues to transmit viewing information although the data is not retained by the server.”
Not buying that at all. You know these companies that have legal staffs telling them exactly how to word things and circumvent the reality of what they are doing.

"Not retained by the server" doesn't mean "not analyzed by the server, compiled into a new format, and saved by the server."

Jane Doe becomes #109465.

Her age, sex, location, etc. are all analyzed, and used to create demographic surfing profiles.
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