Mental Floss: Smart TVs Are Cheaper Than Ever, and It’s Because They’re Selling Your Data

Mental Floss: Smart TVs Are Cheaper Than Ever, and It’s Because They’re Selling Your Data. “Thanks to plummeting retail prices on televisions, it’s possible to walk out of a store with a 55-inch or 65-inch display for under $500. These aren’t bare-bones models, either. Smart TVs from manufacturers like Vizio and TCL offer cutting-edge 4K resolution and High Dynamic Range (HDR) capability. If you have the right video source from a streaming service or 4K DVD player, the image quality can be staggering. Depending on the model and manufacturer, some of these budget-friendly televisions achieve their attractive price points by collecting and selling your data.”

USA Today: Your smart TV may prey for hackers and collecting more info than you realize, Consumer Reports warns

USA Today: Your smart TV may prey for hackers and collecting more info than you realize, Consumer Reports warns. “Buyer beware. If you’ve snapped up a smart TV, with built-in Netflix, YouTube, Hulu and other Web connections, heads up on this warning—your smart TV could make you vulnerable to hackers and is probably monitoring more of your viewing than you realize.”