Tuesday November 10, 2015

Vizio TVs Spy On You More Than Most

I was going to make a joke about getting what you deserve when you buy a crappy budget TV but, truth be told, even the high-end smart TVs do this too. frown

For starters, Vizio models ship with tracking turned on by default, where other brands let you opt-in, ProPublica reports. And not only that, but Vizio’s data connects to far more third-party sources than the other brands do. Vizio’s TVs capture what you’re watching, when, and how. But Vizio then goes farther: they then match that data to your IP address, which makes it personal.