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Old 02-07-2017, 01:12 PM
 
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What Vizio was doing behind the TV screen
https://www.ftc.gov/news-events/blog...hind-tv-screen

"On a second-by-second basis, Vizio collected a selection of pixels on the screen that it matched to a database of TV, movie, and commercial content. What’s more, Vizio identified viewing data from cable or broadband service providers, set-top boxes, streaming devices, DVD players, and over-the-air broadcasts. Add it all up and Vizio captured as many as 100 billion data points each day from millions of TVs.

Vizio then turned that mountain of data into cash by selling consumers’ viewing histories to advertisers and others. And let’s be clear: We’re not talking about summary information about national viewing trends. According to the complaint, Vizio got personal. The company provided consumers’ IP addresses to data aggregators, who then matched the address with an individual consumer or household."
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Old 02-08-2017, 09:36 PM
 
Location: Sarasota FL
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The FTC fined Vizio $2.2 million for spying on 11 million TV owners.
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Old 02-15-2017, 02:58 PM
 
Location: Greensboro, NC
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Well, what Vizio got a lot from our family is that there's a lot of Daniel Tiger and Curious George being played on TV.
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