22 November 2013

LG Smart TVs Log What You Watch Even If You Tell It Not To

LG Smart TVs silently log which channels you watch and when you change channel, accordiaccording to blogger DoctorBeet.

Even when users turn off the “collection of watching info” setting, it continues to send your viewing data back to the South Korean company, the UK computer enthusiast claims. The data, sent in an unencrypted format, appears to be collected by the company so it can target customers with adverts.

DoctorBeet discovered his LG TV was reporting information on his viewing habits “regardless” of his settings, and that it even sent the names of media files accessed on TV-connected USB sticks back to the manufacturer.

Has any other person noticed it? 

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