"Smart TVs aren't about giving more control to consumers -- they're about taking it away."

-- James Vincent, The Verge


Wed, Feb 11th, 2015 10:00 by capnasty NEWS

Samsung is currently under scrutiny as their SmartTVs are accused of spying on its viewers and for inserting advertising "into users' own, locally-stored content." From the article on Business Insider:

David Chartier, a tech writer and commentator, posted a photo of a pop-up ad for a "Yahoo Broadcast Interactivity" app that randomly appeared on his Samsung Smart TV last week. But the pop-up ad itself wasn't the strangest part. It turns out the ad showed up while Chartier was watching his Apple TV, which was on a separate input. Whether it was a glitch or not, this clearly isn't an optimal experience.



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