Your Smart TV May Be Prey For Hackers And Collecting More Info Than You Realize

February 9, 2018

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Consumer Reports is warning your smart TV may be an easy target for hackers and is collecting more information about you than you realize.  
The magazine found that hackers were able to take over complete remote control of the TVs from Samsung and TCL's branded Roku TV which included changing channels, upping the volume, installing new apps and playing objectionable content from YouTube.
The smart TVs also have a technology add-on called Automatic Content Recognition,which monitors what you watch, in an attempt to do a better job than Nielsen at measuring viewership.
So if you are watching a show on NBC, you may then get ads for NBC shows on your computer and smartphone.  
Consumer Reports says you can fix that by turning off the feature that tracks you are watching.