From Scott Manley on birdsite.
"CTO Of Vizio confirms that Data collection in Smart TV's is now offsetting the cost of the hardware to the point that a non-Smart TV would have a higher price tag. Just like android phones, user data is used to reduce costs and stay competitive."
That's so gross.

It would probably outlast an smart-tv,
considering that the software is likely to be DOA (relatively speaking)
@moiety @maxeddy

@maxeddy The veil has well and truly lifted on this bullshit.

Soon you won't be able to buy a dumb tv.

@maxeddy I wonder how one might intercept one’s departing data, perhaps replacing it with garbage data... “Huh... Barry, check this out! According to our logs, this guy’s watching that RickRoll video on a 24/7 endless loop. Weird...”

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