LG Admits Its Smart TVs Spy on Users, Promises Partial Fix

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The only way I'd consider a LG TV after this is if I put it behind a firewall that only allowed access to a whitelist of content providers. I am not a herd animal to be milked by advertising, "targeted" or otherwise.
 

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Spy all you want LG. I only require that you openly disclose in common language what it is you are capturing and I want my hardware at half price since your cost to build the TV is now being subsidized by advertising.
 

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That's BS about the metadata excuse. They send filenames to LG's server, then look up metadata for the names on LG's servers, then transmit the metadata back to the user? I call BS on all of that nonsense.

As they have supposed in the blog, they don't have to store anything on the server, as the log files contain most pertinent information that data miners would be interested in.
 

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uptil I looked at the draft which was of $8125, I accept ...that...my mother in law woz like they say realey earning money part-time from there new laptop.. there moms best frend had bean doing this for under 6 months and by now paid for the loans on there apartment and bought a great Alfa Romeo. Get More Info........ www.buzz16.com
 

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The bigger issue is...

...if they're doing this on their televisions, what are they doing on their *phones*, especially since LG has one of the most stringent anti-root attitudes of all Android phone makers.
 

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"Oh shoot! They figured out that we're transmitting filenames! What excuse can we come up with for that?"
"How about that we're looking up *metadata*. Yeah! That's the ticket! We were trying to provide a useful *service* to the users!"

Anyone want to get in line to be "serviced"?
 
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