Smart TVs watch back

Staff writer
16 Jan 2014
00:00
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A Lighter Side

Your TV could be turning the tables on you, by watching you as you watch it.

LG Electronics has confirmed some of its smart TVs are logging information on viewing preferences and sending it back to the company's servers, as part of a service designed to offer tailored advertising.

The investigation began after a UK IT consultant revealed his TV was sending information on the channels he viewed to an LG server without his knowledge. The TV also sent details of files on USB devices attached to it, and continued sending information even when users thought they had turned the feature off.

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