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The growing concern over online data and user privacy has been focused on tech giants like Facebook and devices like smartphones. But people’s data is also increasingly being vacuumed right out of their living rooms via their televisions, sometimes without their knowledge.
“Right now, you’re paying with your data, but you don’t know the price,” says Casey Oppenheim, CEO of Disconnect, a privacy-focused software company.
Samsung issued a reminder for customers to scan their Internet-connected Smart QLED TVs for malware to prevent malicious campaigns from targeting their devices and use them as part of cyber attacks.
Vizio CTO Bill Baxter says they’re a market leader in disclosures about the use of customer data, and says the data is anonymized
Smart-home gadgets are quietly sweeping through homes across the United States. Whether it’s a Google Home on your kitchen counter, an internet-connected door lock, or a robotic vacuum that talks to your phone, it’s hard to buy a home appliance these days without the option of tying it in to your home Wi-Fi network.