Sep 182019
 
 September 18, 2019  Posted by  Breaches, Business, Featured News

Tyler Durden reports:

A study by researchers from Northeastern University and Imperial College London found that many popular smart TV models, including models by Samsung and LG, as well as streaming dongles Roku and Amazon FireTV, are leaking sensitive user data to advertisers.

The models listed above would share data like location and IP address with Netflix, Facebook and third-party advertisers, according to the FT.

Read more on ZeroHedge.

h/t, Joe Cadillic, who also sends along the following links:

Smart TVs sending private data to Netflix and Facebook

Information Exposure for Consumer IoT Devices

  2 Responses to “Smart TVs Caught Sending Sensitive User Data To Facebook And Netflix”

  1. Any subnets or DNS we can block to prevent the reporting, but retain the media services?

  2. The research report is linked below the media coverage. I started reading it, including the Destination Analysis section, but my eyes glazed over. Maybe you can dig into it and find more details that might help on a practical level.

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