What's It Worth If Your TV Spies on You? About 17 Cents - The Am Law Litigation Daily

Or maybe it's because I find the allegations appalling: that electronics maker Vizio surreptitiously captured second-by-second viewing data of customers who bought 11 million of its internet-connected televisions, tracking everything they watched from ...

FTC: Vizio secretly tracked and sold customer data - WTSP.com

As you're watching TV, your smart TV could be watching you. The Federal Trade Commission says that's what Vizio has been doing, spying on millions of consumers without their permission. Now, the company has to pay $2.2 million for profiting off ...

Television Maker In Trouble With FTC For Tracking Viewing Habits - CBS Local

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Your smart TV is not only giving you access to a world of entertainment and information, it may also be remembering everything you watch. That's what the Federal Trade Commission says Vizio was doing without properly telling its ...

Vizio fined $2.2 million for collecting customer viewing histories without consent - Android Police

Looks like Vizio is pulling itself out of some hot water. The popular television manufacturer (among other products) has been fined $2.2 million, payable to the FTC and the State of New Jersey, for some pretty serious privacy violations. Starting in ...

How To Stop Your Smart TV From Spying on You - WIRED

This week, Vizio, which makes popular, high-quality, affordable TV sets, agreed to pay a $2.2 million fine to the FTC. As it turns out, those same TVs were also busily tracking what their owners were watching, and shuttling that data back to the ...

Is Your Vizio Television Spying on You? What to Know - New York Times

Vizio agreed to pay $2.2 million to settle charges that its software collected television owners' viewing data without their consent or knowledge. Credit Vizio. This week, Vizio, one of the biggest makers of internet-connected televisions, agreed to ...

Smart TV data is sensitive - Warc

NEW YORK: Smart TV manufacturers need to get consumers' consent before collecting data on their viewing habits, the Federal Trade Commission has said, following the settlement of complaint it brought against Vizio. Vizio was fined $2.2m over its data ...

Vizio tracked, sold user data from millions of smart TVs, says FTC - PBS NewsHour

A general view of Vizio television during the 2015 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah. The Federal Trade Commission says Vizio was collecting and selling data about its smart TV customers without their consent. Photo by Amanda Edwards/Getty ...

Vizio to Pay $2.2 Million Settlement Fee over Smart TV Data Mining - Breitbart News

Smart TV manufacturer Vizio will be forced to pay a $2.2 million settlement fee following the discovery that their TVs collected information from 11 million devices without the knowledge or consent of the owners. Ars Technica reports that a complaint ...

11 million smart TVs allegedly used to snoop on viewers - PC Authority

As technology evolves, it spawns a multitude of new ethical dilemmas. But the notion that your smart device could spy on you in the ostensible privacy of your own home, reporting back to its manufacturer without your permission, is a concept that ...

Vizio TVs collected viewer data and sold it without consent. Was their punishment severe enough? - 89.3 KPCC

Vizio collected and sold the viewing data of its users without permission. Sean Gallup/Getty Images. Vector triangle white. Listen to this story 5 min 42 sec. Share. Share via Email email; Share on Twitter; Share on Facebook. You know the future has ...

Vizio settles with FTC, will pay $2.2 million and delete user data - VentureBeat

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) today announced that smart TV maker Vizio has agreed to pay $2.2 million to settle a case involving the TVs' data collection techniques. Vizio allegedly collected data on what people viewed on 11 million of its ...

What Vizio was doing behind the TV screen - OS News

What did Vizio know about what was going on in the privacy of consumers' homes? On a second-by-second basis, Vizio collected a selection of pixels on the screen that it matched to a database of TV, movie, and commercial content. What's more, Vizio ...

Why did Vizio spy on you? - The San Diego Union-Tribune

According to a lawsuit filed by the FTC and the New Jersey attorney general's office, Vizio was capturing “second-by-second information” about what people viewed and selling it to companies that do targeted advertising. (Feb. 7, 2017). Gary ...

VIZIO to pay $2.2 million in settlement over illegal data collection - JURIST

[JURIST] The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) [official website] on Monday announced a $2.2 million settlement [stipulated order, PDF] with VIZIO [corporate website] over the alleged collection of viewer data without consent. The settlement was in ...

Vizio Fined $2.2 Million For Illegally Monitoring Viewer Habits: Here's Why - Benzinga

Television manufacturer Vizio, Inc. has come under fire after settling charges with the Federal Trade Commission and agreeing to pay a $2.2 million fine after it was disclosed that the company installed software on its TVs to collect viewing data on 11 ...

VIZIO Smart TVs Caught Spying On Customers, VIZIO Selling Viewer Data - The Inquisitr

Consumers have purchased in excess of 11 million internet-connected VIZIO Smart televisions since the year 2010. What people didn't realize is that during their daily television viewing, VIZIO was watching them. A lawsuit has been filed by the Federal ...

Vizio admits to spying on you through your smart TV - BGR

Reports revealed in November 2015 that Vizio Smart TVs were collecting data about its customers without their knowledge, virtually spying on everything users watched on their TVs. The US Federal Trade Commission filed a complaint against Vizio on ...

Vizio's Spying TVs, UAC iPhone Connectors – TMO Daily Observations 2017-02-07 - The Mac Observer (blog)

Vizio just settled an FTC lawsuit for using their smart TVs to spy on customers. Bryan Chaffin and John Martellaro join Jeff Gamet to talk about Vizio collecting viewing data on users without permission and the settlement with the FTC. They also look ...

Vizio to pay millions in FTC settlement for spying on customers - Christian Science Monitor

TV manufacturer Vizio and a subsidiary will pay $2.2 million to settle claims that the two companies secretly tracked consumers' viewing habits and sold the information to marketing companies, according to New Jersey officials. Monitor's Best: Top 5 ...