Wednesday, November 27, 2013

IT Expert Proves LG Smart TVs Are Surveillance Devices

By Susanne Posel
Occupy Corporatism


IT Expert Proves LG Smart TVs Are Surveillance Devices
 Jason Huntley, an information technologies consultant in the UK revealed how the LG smart television sends customer surveillance data to LG Electronics Inc.
Huntley explained: “the company continued to collect which channel he was watching even after he disabled the information collection feature. The (LG) server acknowledges the successful receipt of this information back to the TV. The information appeared to be sent to LG unencrypted.”
In a part of the menu called “collection of watching info” Huntley discovered that regardless of turning the option off, data was still being sent to LG computer servers.

...In home ambient activities such as “eating, exercising, laughing, reading, sleeping, talking, singing, humming, cleaning, and playing a musical instrument; as well as cuddling, fighting, participating in a game or sporting event” can be surveilled using this technology. All cellular phones can interact with this device as a separate mode of surveillance.

Full article at here 

5 comments:

billy pilgrim said...

at first this bugged me but then i remembered that i'm already under way more surveilance on the net.

i've always put electrician's tape over web cams on lap tops and monitors as soon as i get them.

Gundeck Bob said...

“depth sensor[s], image sensor[s], audio sensor[s] and a thermal sensor.”

Good grief!

About the only thing left to do is unplug the damned thing from the wall socket when you are not using it.

texlahoma said...

Billy - I'm always asking my wife "Would you not point that thing at me?" when shes got her laptop out.
She's always like "What?"
Then she says "Oh yeah."
Not like "Oh yeah, I forgot there's a camera on this thing and I'm broadcasting to the whole world."
More like "Oh, yeah, I forgot that you're a paranoid S.O.B."

Bob - It's getting more like 1984 all the time.

"A few privileged people could turn off their telescreens with the understanding they could only be off for 30 minutes or less. No one ever knew how many screens were monitored at any one time or how."

Galt-in-Da-Box said...

Won't own one of the fucking things.
If I can't get TV on my tablet or PC, I do without.

texlahoma said...

Galt - I'll never buy that brand.

I noticed how motels and places that buy TVs in mass usually have that brand.

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