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Daily Dashboard | Smart TV's privacy capabilities placed under the microscope Related reading: Global News Roundup: Aug. 9-15, 2022


Consumer Reports conducted an analysis of the privacy and security capabilities of smart TVs. The group tested televisions from five major brands using their new Digital Standard, finding TVs made by Samsung, TCL and others using the Roku TV platform could be vulnerable to unsophisticated hackers who could change channels or play offensive content. Consumer Reports also examined the data collection practices of the televisions, finding smart TVs can collect information related to viewing habits to share targeted advertising. The group also discovered customers could lose television functionality if they attempt to limit data collection. Meanwhile, the Future of Privacy Forum released their views on the findings from Consumer Reports. In an extensive article for Gizmodo, Kashmir Hill described her experience living in a fully equipped smart home for two months.
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