1.    24 Feb 2017 #1
    Join Date : Oct 2014
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    Your TV is probably tracking you -- here's how to stop it


    Internet-connected smart TVs and streaming devices from Vizio, LG, Samsung, Sony, Roku, Google and others can all spy on your viewing habits. Here's how to stop them.
    Did you know one of the things you likely agreed to was allowing your TV to track your viewing habits and send the information to advertisers and other third parties? The same could go for your streaming device.

    Vizio was recently slapped with a $2.2 million fine by the FTC for failing to properly disclose how it shares its tracking information, and in previous years Samsung and LG have both faced similar scrutiny. Streamers from Roku, Apple, Amazon and Google haven't made any major privacy missteps yet, but their policies are generally less intrusive than those of TVs.

    Now that you know your TV or streamer could be tracking you, perhaps you want to go back and turn that tracking off. Here's how.
    Your TV is probably tracking you -- here's how to stop it - CNET
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  2.    24 Feb 2017 #2
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    Trnava
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    People always talk about it like it is a bad thing. I prefer to see ADs related to me rather than some junk.
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  3.    24 Feb 2017 #3
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    Thanks, I needed that.
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  4.    24 Feb 2017 #4

    I prefer no ADs at all (related to me or not), and I usually mute the set during that time. Plus, why is the volumn increases to at least 1/3 higher when ADs come on. I thought in the US congress disallowed this.

    I noted my LG was set to accept all, have disabled them.
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  5.    24 Feb 2017 #5
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    Surely the way to stop this is: DO NOT connect the spyware to your network in the first place (just like IoT).
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  6.    26 Feb 2017 #6
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    It is a bad thing! It violates my Privacy. It increases my resolve to NOT have anything "Smart" in my home that I cannot control.
    It is just plain and simply unacceptable and I really do not care how manufacturers and OS developers try and sugar the pill.
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