Friday, November 22, 2013

LG Promises to Stop Spying on People with Its Smart TV

Melissa Melton
Activist Post

The electronics company LG has apologized to consumers this week for spying on them with its new smart TV sets.

According to the BBC, “LG has admitted it continued collecting data on viewing habits even after users had activated a privacy setting designed to prevent it”:
LG stressed that the information gathered was not personal but viewing information. 
“This information is collected as part of the Smart TV platform to deliver more relevant advertisements and to offer recommendations to viewers based on what other LG Smart TV owners are watching,” the firm said.
But IT consultant Jason Huntley’s own investigation not only seems to prove LG is lying about the data collected not being personal, Huntley may have proof LG broke the law: