In Pictures: 8 privacy-destroying technologies that should scare you

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Our TVs are watching us back An IT consultant in England got suspicious after he noticed that his shiny new LG smart TV began showing him targeted advertisement based on programs he’d just been watching. So he used his laptop to monitor wireless traffic between the TV and his Wi-Fi receiver, and discovered every show he watched and every button he pressed on his remote control were being sent back to LG’s corporate headquarters in South Korea.

London's Daily Mail wanted to know: What if someone were giving credit card information to a shopping app that comes with these smart TVs? That might be intercepted by an identity thief. It certainly argues against a "smart TV."

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