This is reported by The Financial Times, citing a study by scientists from Northeastern University of the United States and Imperial College London. The researchers found that some “smart” TVs from Samsung and LG and Roku and Amazon FireTV media players send information to third parties about their location, working hours, and IP addresses of the owners. As a result, even Netflix receives data. and it doesn’t matter if a person does not use this service.
As a result, third-party companies will find out how long a person uses a TV and where he lives. Experts believe that with this information you can easily find out exactly when a person is at home.
Interestingly, representatives from Google, Netflix and Facebook have confirmed the receipt of data from smart devices. But, in their opinion, the owners have nothing to worry about. Netflix, for example, assures that it uses information only to check how the service application looks on the screen.