Watching you watch: the tracking system of over-the-top TV streaming devices

Watching you watch: the tracking system of over-the-top TV streaming devices

Our measurements showed that tracking is prevalent on the OTT platforms we studied, with traffic to known trackers present on 69% of Roku channels and 89% of Amazon Fire TV channels.

Toy Commercials Are Being Replaced by Something More Nefarious

Toy Commercials Are Being Replaced by Something More Nefarious

“It’s great that you’re cutting out the toy commercials,” Golin said.But the fact that screens now go with us everywhere means that you’re always available to marketers,” Golin said.

Why Amazon, Google and Apple want to record our assistant interactions

Why Amazon, Google and Apple want to record our assistant interactions

Every person who brings a new Echo speaker from Amazon into their home gets automatically recorded every time they utter the "Alexa" wake word."Users can opt in to help Siri improve by learning from audio samples of their requests," Apple says.

Samsung smart TVs are set to upload screenshots of what you’re watching

Samsung smart TVs are set to upload screenshots of what you’re watching

If you enable Samsung’s IBA (Internet Based Advertising) service, your TV viewing history will be siphoned up and sent back to Samsung to be shared with third parties that pay Samsung to send advertising directly to your screen.

3D TV Tells You Everything About This Decade’s Tech

3D TV Tells You Everything About This Decade’s Tech

What I remember most from those press conferences in 2010 was the assuredness that millions of people somehow actively wanted to have to put glasses on their faces in order to watch television.

How to Turn Off Smart TV Snooping Features

How to Turn Off Smart TV Snooping Features

The technology was in the news in 2017 when Vizio got in trouble with federal and state regulators for collecting such data without users’ knowledge or consent.Here, Consumer Reports shows you how to turn off data collection for the following TVs: Amazon Fire TV Edition, LG, Roku, Samsung, Sony, and Vizio.

Report finds the US has the largest number of surveillance cameras per person in the world

Report finds the US has the largest number of surveillance cameras per person in the world

PreciseSecurity notes the definition of a CCTV as "a TV system in which signals are not publicly distributed but are monitored, primarily for surveillance and security purposes," and found that the US tops the list when it comes to the number of surveillance camera installations per capita, with 50 million CCTVs monitoring the entire US population of over 327 million people.

Top 10 Countries and Cities by Number of CCTV Cameras

Top 10 Countries and Cities by Number of CCTV Cameras

According to the data collected by , China, the United States, and Germany are the countries with the largest number of surveillance cameras in the world.At the same time, 8 out of the top 10 cities in the world with the largest number of surveillance cameras installed are located in China.

USA Has Highest Number of CCTV Cameras per Person in the World

USA Has Highest Number of CCTV Cameras per Person in the World

According to a recent report released by , the USA has the highest number of CCTV cameras per person in the world.Furthermore, 8 out of the top 10 cities in the world with the largest number of Closed Circuit TV cameras are located in China.

FBI warns that smart TV you just bought may be spying on you

FBI warns that smart TV you just bought may be spying on you

In addition to outlining how new advanced technological features risk allowing television manufacturers and app developers to snoop on consumers, the bureau says malicious cyber actors can also take control of unsecured smart TVs and potentially wreak havoc on unsuspecting owners.

FBI tells people to put black tape over smart TV cameras to protect against hackers

FBI tells people to put black tape over smart TV cameras to protect against hackers

According to the intelligence agency's Portland, Oregon, bureau, which issued a reminder last week, the useful features of a smart TV, such as internet connection, microphones and cameras, are also means that hackers can use to gain access to your home.

Now even the FBI is warning about your smart TV’s security

Now even the FBI is warning about your smart TV’s security

But like anything that connects to the internet, it opens up smart TVs to security vulnerabilities and hackers.The FBI warned that hackers can take control of your unsecured smart TV and in worst cases, take control of the camera and microphone to watch and listen in.

The world needs Cliqz. The world needs more search engines.

The world needs Cliqz. The world needs more search engines.

Because Google with its 93% search market share is a monopoly.But due to Google’s dominant market share, even the smallest shifts in search results, even a small shift in the autosuggest, will influence our behavior.

What Happens to Your Image Once It's Been Caught On CCTV

What Happens to Your Image Once It's Been Caught On CCTV

According to the Information Commissioner's Office, most uses of CCTV are covered by the Data Protection Act (DPA), meaning you have the right to view images collected of you – if, that is, you have the time and patience to explain the DPA to all the people who operate those CCTV cameras.

Before buying Ring, WEMO or Roku, consider privacy issues

Before buying Ring, WEMO or Roku, consider privacy issues

The folks at the Mozilla Foundation, which makes the Firefox browser, have consumers in mind with a new chart outlining the worst privacy offenders this holiday season, a list that's topped by the Ring video doorbell and ancillary products, the Roku streaming players and WEMO's smart home accessory, a Wi-Fi-connected light dimmer.

Digital Billboards Are Tracking You. And They Really, Really Want You to See Their Ads.

Digital Billboards Are Tracking You. And They Really, Really Want You to See Their Ads.

“If you’re not using data to better plan and buy ads, then you’re probably not doing out-of-home the right way.”.The out-of-home market provides a fresh window into how consumer data is being used by advertisers.

TV Ad Retargeting

TV Ad Retargeting

Samsung Ads offers TV Ad Retargeting that empowers brands to identify audiences who saw or missed their TV spots and reconnect with them via mobile, tablet, desktop or OTT.

Georgia hit by massive cyber-attack

Georgia hit by massive cyber-attack

She added that she had been told by cyber-security experts that Georgian government websites were "poorly protected and vulnerable to attack".More than 15,000 pages were affected, including the presidential website, non-government organisations and private companies.

Smart TVs are data-collecting machines, new study shows

Smart TVs are data-collecting machines, new study shows

Technically, people agree to have their data sold when they set up their devices That’s true for other smart home technology, too.

Smart Devices Leaking Data To Tech Giants Raises New IoT Privacy Issues

Smart Devices Leaking Data To Tech Giants Raises New IoT Privacy Issues

Several new studies help to illustrate all the IoT privacy issues that you might expect to encounter when you watch a smart TV, stream Netflix, or interact with any of the countless “smart home” devices now available for sale.

Researchers show that smart TVs are sending your private information back to third parties like Netflix and Facebook

Researchers show that smart TVs are sending your private information back to third parties like Netflix and Facebook

The Northeastern University and Imperial College of London researchers found that other smart and connected IoT devices , such as connected speakers and cameras, all passed this private information on to third parties.

New studies find smart TVs are still sending sensitive data to third parties

New studies find smart TVs are still sending sensitive data to third parties

As reported by the Financial Times, researchers from Northeastern University and Imperial College London found several smart TVs, including those from popular brands Samsung and LG, as well as streaming dongles Roku and FireTV were sending data such as location and IP address to Netflix and third-party advertisers.

Amid a privacy crisis, Facebook now wants to put a camera on your TV

Amid a privacy crisis, Facebook now wants to put a camera on your TV

(CNN) When Facebook first introduced Portal, a smart speaker with a screen, in October of last year, the company was grappling with a seemingly endless list of privacy issues.

'No controls in place': Myki details exposed in huge privacy breach

'No controls in place': Myki details exposed in huge privacy breach

Your personal information could be accessed by hackers and stalkers after a massive privacy breach by the government exposed the travel data of millions of Victorians, the state's information watchdog has found.

The world’s most-surveilled cities

The world’s most-surveilled cities

We compared the number of public CCTV cameras with the crime and safety indices reported by Numbeo, which are based on surveys of that site’s visitors.

Airline defends recording customers by CCTV onboard its planes

Airline defends recording customers by CCTV onboard its planes

Cathay Pacific has updated its privacy policy to say it will collect and process information such as “use of our inflight entertainment system and inflight connectivity” and “images captured via CCTV in our airport lounges and aircraft”.

The CIA Spied on People Through Their Smart TVs, Leaked Documents Reveal

The CIA Spied on People Through Their Smart TVs, Leaked Documents Reveal

Hackers at the Central Intelligence Agency, with the help of colleagues from the British spy agency MI5, developed malware to secretly spy on targets through their Samsung Smart TVs, according to new documents published by WikiLeaks.

Samsung TVs should be regularly virus-checked, the company says

Samsung TVs should be regularly virus-checked, the company says

Samsung's recent smart TVs run off a version of its proprietary operating system, Tizen, and often come pre-loaded with McAfee's Security for TV anti-virus software. One security adviser had described the tweet as being "pointless advice" that would be a "waste of time" to follow.

Samsung accidentally makes the case for not owning a smart TV

Samsung accidentally makes the case for not owning a smart TV

Samsung has reminded owners of its smart TVs that they should be regularly scanning for malware using its built-in virus scanning software.

AT&T's Xandr launches cross-device ad marketplace

AT&T's Xandr launches cross-device ad marketplace

AT&T’s advertising unit Xandr has finally launched its ad marketplace, called Community. The marketplace will initially include inventory from WarnerMedia’s portfolio of brands including CNN, TNT, TBS, truTV, B/R Live, Warner Bros., along with Vice, Hearst Magazines, Newsy and streaming services Philo, Tubi and Xumo.