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Chinese smart TVs are snooping on
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Posted By: OhioNick, 5/4/2021 12:01:07 AM

Hundreds of millions of Chinese consumers had a surprise discovery last week: Their TV sets know a lot more about them than they'd ever thought, or ever agreed to. It turns out Beijing-based Gozen Data, a leading Chinese TV viewership analytics firm, has been collecting personal data in real time using smart TVs — without users' consent. The practice was first exposed when a user on V2EX, an online forum for tech enthusiasts, noticed their Skyworth-brand smart TV had become slow and analyzed the code of back-end programs to figure out why. What they found was a program that scans the user's Wi-Fi every 10 minutes.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: DVC 5/4/2021 12:07:21 AM (No. 774726)
Fortunately, I have a Japanese, dumb TV.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: Dodge Boy 5/4/2021 12:13:52 AM (No. 774732)
We have a Samsung 54-inch flat panel tv. I rather doubt it is spying like this. But, we also have an Alexa Echo. This device most certainly does spy on its owners. We did several experiments to prove it to ourselves. When not needed, it is unplugged and turned off.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: Vesicant 5/4/2021 12:15:35 AM (No. 774733)
Big Brother will see you now. It used to be that California was 10 years ahead of the rest of the US; now it's China. This is what Dementia Joe's puppetmasters want for us.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: LanceLink1 5/4/2021 6:41:33 AM (No. 774830)
Coming soon to a living room near you!
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Reply 5 - Posted by: Jesuslover54 5/4/2021 7:22:30 AM (No. 774862)
This IS 1984! Better dump my TCL tv.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: GustoGrabber 5/4/2021 8:14:28 AM (No. 774903)
We are at war with the Chinese. We just don’t know it yet.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: udanja99 5/4/2021 8:52:03 AM (No. 774954)
It’s already here and the reason we don’t own any “smart” devices other than phones. Here’s an anecdote for you - not long ago a couple of friends of mine were standing in their living room chatting about some product. Their smart TV was on at the time. The next day, ads for that very product started showing up on their TV. We know it happens online with cookies when we do a search or visit a website, but their TV heard them and responded.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: hershey 5/4/2021 9:36:15 AM (No. 775024)
Ha...no Alexa, no bing, no wi-fi 'connected' refrigerator or any other appliance, TV with no camera lens, pc lens taped over.....
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Reply 9 - Posted by: NamVet70 5/4/2021 9:37:12 AM (No. 775026)
Now I am wondering why my Samsung smart TV doesn't stream Amazon Prime movies without buffering about one second every minute. It didn't do that when it was new and my internet connection is very fast.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: earlybird 5/4/2021 12:05:42 PM (No. 775182)
We don’t even use our smartphone to program our smart dishwasher, which is not from China.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: Strike3 5/4/2021 12:09:10 PM (No. 775186)
It's here, count on it. Your phone tracks you, your computer tracks you, your smart exercise equipment tracks you. Your security cameras that store video on "the Cloud" track you. Some idiot congressman wants to mandate GPS on motorcycles just like cars have. No reason to ask why.
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Reply 12 - Posted by: anniebc 5/4/2021 3:31:02 PM (No. 775344)
Hilarious, poster #1!!
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Reply 13 - Posted by: crashnburn 5/4/2021 6:39:49 PM (No. 775517)
Looks like SkyWatch by another name.
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