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"Friends don’t let friends get spied on.' – Richard Stallman, President of the Free Software Foundation and longtime advocate of privacy in technology.

Vizio: The Spy in Your TV

If you own a Vizio television, you need to be aware that it is spying on you. In fact, the FTC and the New Jersey Attorney General collected $2.2 million from Vizio for spying on consumers from their smart TVs and a promise to stop snooping on your viewing habits. Rather than fight the accusation any longer, Vizio has agreed to pay $2.2 million in fines and stop spying.

Details are available in a story by Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols in the ZDNet news service at and another article by Tas Bindi at

Categories: Legal Affairs, News & Current Events

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