Five smart TVs tested for security, privacy issues

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As more and more smart TVs are sold worldwide, consumers should be aware of the risks associated with this technology.

Consumer Union, a US-based nonprofit organization dedicated to unbiased product testing, has conducted a privacy and security evaluation of five smart TVs from the most widely sold TV brands in the US:

  • Samsung UN49MU8000, running the company’s Tizen OS
  • LG 49UJ7700, which uses LG’s webOS
  • TCL 55P605, which uses the Roku streaming platform
  • Sony XBR-49X800E, running Google’s Android TV OS
  • Vizio P55-E1 SmartCast TV, which uses Google’s Chromecast platform.

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