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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 ...and more »

Most smart TVs are tracking you — Vizio just got caught - The Verge

Vizio got in trouble with the FTC this week and had to pay $2.2 million to settle charges around having monitored the viewing habits on more than 11 million TVs without consent over the course of two years. The main problem was that Vizio TVs had ...and more »

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

This week, Vizio, one of the biggest makers of internet-connected televisions, agreed to pay $2.2 million to settle charges that it has been collecting and selling viewing data from millions of TVs without the knowledge or consent of the sets' owners ...and more »

These smart TVs were apparently spying on their owners - Washington Post

The Federal Trade Commission said Monday that Vizio used 11 million televisions to spy on its customers. The television maker agreed to pay $2.2 million to settle a case with the FTC and the New Jersey attorney general's office after the agencies ...and more »

Vizio To Pay $2.2 Million For Watching TV Watchers Without Telling Them - Consumerist

There is a new truism for our era: If something can connect to the internet, it collects data. That's true for everything from wearable fitness trackers to “smart” washing machines. But one TV company went farther than most, in collecting, aggregating ...and more »

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 ...and more »

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

Beginning in 2014, consumer electronics company Vizio used its smart televisions to collect and later sell data on millions of its customers without their knowledge or consent, according to a new report by the Federal Trade Commission. Vizio has agreed ...and more »

Vizio: The spy in your TV - ZDNet

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced on February 6 that Vizio had spied on almost every TV viewer from their Vizio smart TVs. Rather than fight the accusation any longer, Vizio has agreed to pay $2.2 million in fines and stop spying. ​The spy ...and more »

FTC: Vizio smart TVs spied on what viewers watched - USA TODAY

Vizio admits they secretly used software to track people's TV viewing habits. Now they've agree to pay $2.2 million to settle a lawsuit with the FTC and New Jersey. Buzz60. TV maker Vizio is paying $2.2 million to settle charges over software on some ...and more »

Vizio tracked and sold your TV viewing habits without consent (updated) - Engadget

A settlement with the Federal Trade Commission and the New Jersey Attorney General will cost Vizio $2.2 million. That sum will settle the charges with both the state and federal agencies after a complaint that Vizio installed software on 11 million ...and more »