Lawsuit: Smart TVs Spying On Viewers

Lawsuit claims smart TVs acting like Peeping Toms.

“When viewers turn on their Vizio smart TVs, the TVs are watching them, a Californian claims in a federal class action.

Vizio, a multibillion-dollar smart TV company, tracks the viewing patterns of its users and matches the data with personally identifying information that it sells to third parties, lead plaintiff Palma Reed claims in her Nov. 13 lawsuit.

Reed says Vizio partners with co-defendant Cognitive Media Networks to “secretly install invasive tracking software” in TVs to record which shows are watched and collect identifying information that can be linked to “particular households, and perhaps, particular people.”” [READ MORE]