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Is YOUR TV spying on you?

Discussion in 'Science & Technology' started by The Scotsman, Feb 7, 2017.

  1. The Scotsman

    The Scotsman Well-Known Member

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    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencet...-pay-2-2m-tracking-selling-smart-TV-data.html
    Big brother is listening.....
     
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    Nah. Gov't was watching too. Only question is whether they are selling it or not.
    Or giving it away.
    Is it a concidence NSA got a massive up size the last few years ? With eyes turned inward ?
     
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    I don't know.

    Was it due to data gathered via "smart" TV or the internet? Wouldn't surprise me too much.
     
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    It's all internet, everything goes through it now just a lot more to sift through.
     
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    This problem is way more than just smart tv's. Since 1995 all cars sold in the US have OBD2 computers. The ability of these to spy on you are frightening. A friend has a VW with a Progressive Insurance snapshot device plugged into her computer. Every month she gets a report on her driving.
    The first month they flagged her for turning without signalling too often. She also commits the cardinal crime of starting the engine before she is buckled up. And a beeper goes off if she brakes too hard (too hard in their opinion that is).
    This device logs your speed and flags you when you need an oil change.
    If you have a device like this in your car I suggest you get new insurance. Progressive is owned by big libs who love PC.
     
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