From this article I’m taking two things away –
1. Marketing is the devil’s work
2. Smart people with good tools can make a difference
Upon noticing adverts on his smart TVs home page, a fine UK gent investigates and finds that LG’s television set (nee, computer) is phoning home with the viewing habits of the one behind the remote, in order to sell advertising.
Upon investigating this unwanted behavior, LG offers “it’s in our T&Cs that you agreed to, sorry” as its rationale.
Do agree with the man’s opinion “…one thing I am sure about is that I own my router and have absolute jurisdiction of any traffic that I allow to pass…” – taking back some ground in the never-ending fight against the invasion of our privacy.