Featured Articles

AMD sheds light on stacked DRAM APUs

AMD sheds light on stacked DRAM APUs

AMD is fast tracking stacked DRAM deployment and a new presentation leaked by the company  points to APUs with stacked DRAM,…

More...
Nvidia officially launches the 8-inch Shield Tablet

Nvidia officially launches the 8-inch Shield Tablet

As expected and reported earlier, Nvidia has now officially announced its newest Shield device, the new 8-inch Shield Tablet. While the…

More...
Intel launches new mobile Haswell and Bay Trail parts

Intel launches new mobile Haswell and Bay Trail parts

Intel has introduced seven new Haswell mobile parts and four Bay Trail SoC chips, but most of them are merely clock…

More...
Aerocool Dead Silence reviewed

Aerocool Dead Silence reviewed

Aerocool is well known for its gamer cases with aggressive styling. However, the Dead Silence chassis offers consumers a new choice,…

More...
AMD A8-7600 Kaveri APU reviewed

AMD A8-7600 Kaveri APU reviewed

Today we'll take a closer look at AMD's A8-7600 APU Kaveri APU, more specifically we'll examine the GPU performance you can…

More...
Frontpage Slideshow | Copyright © 2006-2010 orks, a business unit of Nuevvo Webware Ltd.
Thursday, 22 May 2014 09:57

LG will dumb down your smart TV

Written by Nick Farrell

You will have to agree to its privacy policy

A user of an LG smart TV said that the company dumbed down his smart TV after he refused to sign up to the company’s privacy policy. Consumerist magazine said it is investigating a case where LG restricted access to TV’s network based programs: [BBC] iPlayer, Skype, 3D because he refused to agree to its privacy policy.

Apparently he actually read the privacy document, which no one ever does, and did not like what he saw.

“I was not best pleased with the company’s assumption that I would simply agree to their sharing all our intimate viewing details (plus what ever else they can see) with all and sundry,” the LG television owner noted.

But when he told the TV that he didn’t agree with the privacy policy, LG turned the telly into something as retarded as a National Front voter who has had a lobotomy.

It is an interesting point which is waiting to be contested by law. The bloke would have bought a smart TV with the expectation that he could look at web telly. He would have paid extra for the service. So can a company “change the goalposts at will,” and yank features if users don’t agree to new terms and conditions.

Consumerist is sure that British users have a case. Meanwhile it is probably not a good idea to buy an LG telly if it is prepared to brick some of the functions if you do not want to share your viewing habits with anyone it likes.

Nick Farrell

E-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
blog comments powered by Disqus

 

Facebook activity

Latest Commented Articles

Recent Comments