LG: New firmware for Smart TV resolves privacy issue




LG: New firmware for Smart TV resolves privacy issue

LG has begun rolling out a firmware update for Dutch TV models that have Smart TV functionality. In general terms, however, would still stand that LG may still process user data.

The Smart TV platform LG recently came into disrepute when it appeared that the software had a warm interest in privacy sensitive user data . Thus, in addition to the zapping behavior also data on file names on USB drives and NAS devices collected and sent to a server from LG without any encryption. LG recognized much later that some TV models with Smart TV functionality, data on selected TV channels and file names of media files collects and sends. The manufacturer, however, the data is not actively collecting. A firmware update should fix the problem.

Meanwhile, LG started rolling out a firmware update. LG late Tweakers know that ‘no longer sends information using Smart TV for the Dutch market as a whole “by the Dutch firmware update.

After installing the update should the terms be again. Accepted According to LG, the general conditions for the Smart TV platform compared to the previous version has not changed. Commenting on the firmware update tweaker and LG-owner The Eagle let know that this is indeed the case, and still read the conditions is that LG may send. data on the use of Smart TV According to the tweaker LG would accept the re-let of the Terms is still reserved the right to collect. User data LG previously released videos in which the advertisers wanted to provoke.

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