(Discovery) Sometimes smart televisions can be too smart.
One day a British IT consultant, Jason Huntley, noticed advertising as he turned on his LG television set -- not ads during the shows or YouTube videos, but on the home screen, before he’d even started watching anything.
Like a lot of TVs made in the last few years, Huntley’s had Internet access for streaming services such as Netflix or Hulu. But, according to the account Huntley posted on his blog, his TV was sending information about what he watched to a Web address that had no associated page. If he typed the URL into a browser he got a ’404' error.
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