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.
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.