LG TVs Log Heaps of Info

Arstechnica:

“It turns out it was pulling filenames from my shared folders over the network and broadcasting those instead,” he wrote in a blog post published Thursday. “I moved all the media out of the folder and put a few duds in named ‘GiantPorn,’ turned the TV off and on and it was still broadcasting the old filenames. The TV couldn’t see those files whilst browsing manually so I’d hazard a guess it’s caching some of these locally.”

There was the initial discovery by DoctorBeet that his LG TV was phoning home all the time, sending back info regarding what you were watching, even down to the file names of any videos you watched off a USB stick. Another bloke did some more digging and found that his TV was sending a list of all the files on your network shares back to LG. LG Australia was asked what’s up, and they’re “investigating”.

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