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Daily Dashboard | FTC to look at smart TVs, ransomware, drones Related reading: A view from DC: Is protecting kids worth the tradeoffs?



The Federal Trade Commission says it will explore consumer protection issues raised by new technologies, including smart TVs, MediaPost reports. Later this year, it will hold a seminar to look at how consumers understand the ways in which they’re tracked via their TVs, what’s done with that data and what should be done to protect consumer privacy. “In 2016, virtually all television delivery systems — smart TVs, streaming devices, game consoles, apps, and even old-fashioned set-top boxes — track consumers’ viewing habits, and sometimes in new and unexpected ways,” said the FTC last week. The FTC also announced it will conduct a ransomware seminar in September and one on drones in October.
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