Smart TVs not only capture and sell your data like a phone, now they are paid to pre-install crashy spyware apps you can't remove just like a phone. #privacy https://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2019/01/smart-tvs-are-dumb/581059/
@kylerankin When you see cheap electronics, realize that often the hardware cost is subsidized by spyware agreements and selling user data.
@kylerankin Also, by being manufactured in countries without strong protection for workers, who hence have to labour in unsafe conditions for insufficient wages.
@kylerankin Give it an IP reservation on your network, block all traffic to and from it on your firewall, and use an HTPC.
@smeg I'm just going to hold on to my "dumb" TV. Voting with my wallet.
@kylerankin Or just don't put it on your wifi and plug things into it with HDMI. That's how ours was for the longest time until I wanted to stream to it from my phone; that's when the firewall lockdown came into place.
@kylerankin surveilance capitalism is everywhere
@kylerankin that's why I don't connect mine to internet
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