I’m Terrified of My New TV: Why I’m Scared to Turn This Thing On — And You’d Be, Too | Brennan Center for Justice

I’m Terrified of My New TV: Why I’m Scared to Turn This Thing On — And You’d Be, Too; Michael Price (Brennan Center, NYU); In Their Blog, crossposted at Salon; 2014-10-30.

Michael Price is counsel in the Liberty and National Security Program at the Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law.

Mentions

  • He hints that it’s a Samsung product, but doesn’t exactly say so.
    • Samsung SmartTV
      product image shown
      yet no product specifications are cited.
  • And in an appeal to authority, he cites General David Petraeus, ex Director of the CIA as an expert in personal opsec, an area where he seems to have insufficient expertise. <quote ref=”Wired“>“Items of interest will be located, identified, monitored, and remotely controlled through technologies such as radio-frequency identification, sensor networks, tiny embedded servers, and energy harvester, We’ll spy on you through your dishwasher”</quote>

Related

  • VIZIO P-Series
    • previously noted (& highly recommended as a DVR display endpoint)
    • Privacy Policy
      apropos: <quote>When Smart Interactivity is enabled, VIZIO will collect specific viewing information, including but not limited to the identity of your broadcast, cable, or satellite television provider, the television programs and commercials you view (including time, date, channel, and whether you view them live or time-shifted), and whether you click on any advertisements.</quote>

Actualities

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