Man who owns a smart TV says he’s ‘afraid’ of using it after reading its privacy policy

“The only problem is that I’m now afraid to use it. You would be too — if you read through the 46-page privacy policy,” [Michael Price,Brennan Center for Justice at NYU Law] wrote. “The amount of data this thing collects is staggering. It logs where, when, how, and for how long you use the TV. It sets tracking cookies and beacons designed to detect ‘when you have viewed particular content or a particular email message.’ It records ‘the apps you use, the websites you visit, and how you interact with content.’ It ignores ‘do-not-track’ requests as a considered matter of policy.” […] “I do not doubt that this data is important to providing customized content and convenience, but it is also incredibly personal, constitutionally protected information that should not be for sale to advertisers and should require a warrant for law enforcement to access,” Price said, further quoting former CIA chief General David Petraeus who once said the agency will be able to “spy on you through your dishwasher.” – Chris Smith,BGR
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