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Old 03-17-2017, 09:13 PM
 
Location: Mass
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How to Turn Off Smart TV Snooping Features - Consumer Reports
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Old 03-18-2017, 03:03 PM
 
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Vizio was just nailed for using this technology to collect user data and then selling it to marketers.

About the only way I trust to disable the spying is to not provide internet access to them, which is what I do to the one smart TV I have (a 22" in the bedroom), no smart TV's for me.
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Old 03-19-2017, 02:47 PM
 
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My parents are away until May sometime...... I have both of those flat screens UNPLUGGED so nothing in the house can be heard and sent anywhere!!
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Old 03-19-2017, 03:02 PM
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Location: San Antonio/Houston/Tricity
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If we all do just that, they might stop snooping ...
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Old 03-19-2017, 08:53 PM
 
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Pretty sad we have to live this way!
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Old 03-19-2017, 09:52 PM
 
Location: Michigan
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My parents are away until May sometime...... I have both of those flat screens UNPLUGGED so nothing in the house can be heard and sent anywhere!!
Just unplug them from the 'net if they are wired ethernet. If they are wireless, go into the tv menu and turn it off. All you lose is smart features, nothing can be sent out if it isn't on the 'net.
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Old 04-27-2017, 05:52 PM
 
Location: East of the Appaichans
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That gives me a reason not to buy a smart TV.
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Old 04-27-2017, 07:38 PM
 
Location: Sarasota FL
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Snooping? CD now has a third party cookie- eyeota.net, eyeota.com
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Old 04-28-2017, 05:28 AM
 
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Snooping? CD now has a third party cookie- eyeota.net, eyeota.com
Not related to the discussion, but you should have your browser set to block 3rd party cookies.
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Old 04-29-2017, 10:11 PM
 
Location: Sarasota FL
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Third party cookie has been removed.
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