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clrmoney
clrmoney
2/7/2017 12:05:21 PM
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No More Spying
I think that Vizio has a point because they do have camera on the flat screen LCD TV that I really don't care for. and they also spy on other things like our phones, computers etc.

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dmendyk
dmendyk
2/7/2017 2:32:48 PM
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Got our back
It's good to know that the state of New Jersey played a role in bringing Vizio to justice.

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Ariella
Ariella
2/7/2017 3:25:14 PM
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Re: Got our back
@mendyK you live in the Garden State?

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dmendyk
dmendyk
2/7/2017 3:35:32 PM
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Re: Got our back
Yes I do, although the state nickname is a little ... misleading.

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Ariella
Ariella
2/7/2017 3:39:41 PM
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Re: Got our back
@mendyk Yes, perhaps it should be called the Shopping Mall state. I lived there for 7 years myself.

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srufolo1
srufolo1
2/7/2017 5:11:21 PM
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Spying Not So Smart on TVs
This is a lesson Vizio learned the hard way about collection viewers' information without their consent. I would imagine, in the near future, there will be a way to collect the same kind of info that, say, Netflix, Facebook, Google and others do, on TVs and still stay on the right side of the law. Plus, as far as New Jersey, there are such beautiful places there that you think you are in a fairytale, mostly in Northern New Jersey.

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afwriter
afwriter
2/8/2017 12:10:06 AM
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Violation of Privacy
Unfortunately, these violations of privacy are only going to get worse before they get better. Consumer data is big business.

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elizabethv
elizabethv
2/8/2017 4:52:10 AM
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Re: No More Spying
@clrmoney - those little cameras unnerve me too. Even if they are useful for a specific reason. I find them especially unnerving on my kids tablets. Fortunately, the article didn't say there was any nefarious use of the cameras on the TVs. I just keep stickers over all of them in our house and take the stickers off when we actually need the camera. Gives each device it's own flare too!

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elizabethv
elizabethv
2/8/2017 4:54:41 AM
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Re: Spying Not So Smart on TVs
@srufolo1 - I'm sure TV manufacturers will come up with a way to legally collect the informaiton. And it will probably be just as sly as the way Facbeook gets it. Have some kind of disclaimer or waiver you sign right when you turn the TV on the first time, to "setup" your features, and  you will unintentionally sign away the rights to what you watch. I think it's so funny that my brother refuses to use Facebook because one of the initial waivers you sign asks for permission to access informaiton in your phone - but he uses other apps that ask the exact same permission. 

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elizabethv
elizabethv
2/8/2017 5:05:27 AM
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Regulations
It will be interesting to see the kinds of regulations put in place moving forward to protect people from companies trying to get information to sell for marketing purposes, while also working with companies to collect that information. There is a balance between an individual's right to privacy, and the needs of a company that will have to be met and it may not be as easy as it seems. Regulating telco in general probably always presents conflicts between the rights of businesses and the rights of people. 

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