Fernseher funken zurück nachhause

Vorausgesetzt, sie sind ans Internet angeschlossen, telefonieren LG Smart TVs offenbar nachhause und schicken dabei nicht gerade wenige Datensätze mit.

A unique device ID is transmitted, along with the Channel name „BBC NEWS“ and a unique device ID. […] I noticed filenames were being posted to LG’s servers and that these filenames were ones stored on my external USB hard drive. […] Sometimes the names of the contents of an entire folder was posted, other times nothing was sent. I couldn’t determine what rules controlled this. […] It would easily be possible to infer the presence of adult content or files that had been downloaded from file sharing sites. My wife was shocked to see our children’s names being transmitted in the name of a Christmas video file that we had watched from USB.

Eine diesbezügliche Rückfrage an LG seitens des Autors des oben zitierten Blog-Artikels endet in einem Verweis auf die beim Kauf des Fernsehers akzeptierten „Terms & Conditions“.