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Stop your smart tv from spying on you
« on: January 03, 2020, 05:47:05 AM »
Your smart tv makes money for its manufacturer by recording your viewing habits and sending the data back to the company, which then sells it. Here’s how to put a stop to it.

https://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/2020/01/02/amazon-fire-sony-vizio-smart-tvs-spying/2792152001/
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Re: Stop your smart tv from spying on you
« Reply #1 on: January 03, 2020, 06:06:07 AM »
Your smart tv makes money for its manufacturer by recording your viewing habits and sending the data back to the company, which then sells it. Here’s how to put a stop to it.

https://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/2020/01/02/amazon-fire-sony-vizio-smart-tvs-spying/2792152001/

Every online account I have made since the start of my time online has been under the name of a bowler, poker player or some other non athlete who happened to be on ESPN at the time of creation.

I welcome their tailored ads and hope they make a killing on selling my info.

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Re: Stop your smart tv from spying on you
« Reply #2 on: January 08, 2020, 07:55:27 PM »
Every online account I have made since the start of my time online has been under the name of a bowler, poker player or some other non athlete who happened to be on ESPN at the time of creation.

I welcome their tailored ads and hope they make a killing on selling my info.

#GimmeMoreGoogle

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Re: Stop your smart tv from spying on you
« Reply #3 on: February 02, 2020, 01:58:09 AM »
Your smart tv makes money for its manufacturer by recording your viewing habits and sending the data back to the company, which then sells it. Here’s how to put a stop to it.

https://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/2020/01/02/amazon-fire-sony-vizio-smart-tvs-spying/2792152001/
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