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Samba TV Audience Platform Demo | Samba TV Audience Platform
identify the TV viewership habits of your audiences and easily activate these audiences through your DSP
sousveillance  panopticon  tracking  privacy  tv  smartTV 
july 2018 by psychemedia
How Smart TVs in Millions of U.S. Homes Track More Than What’s On Tonight - The New York Times
one of its executives said at the end of 2016 that more than 90 percent of people opted in.
Once enabled, Samba TV can track nearly everything that appears on the TV on a second-by-second basis, essentially reading pixels to identify network shows and ads, as well as programs on Netflix and HBO and even video games played on the TV. Samba TV has even offered advertisers the ability to base their targeting on whether people watch conservative or liberal media outlets and which party’s presidential debate they watched.
smarttv  tv  surveillance 
july 2018 by paulbradshaw
How Smart TVs in millions of US homes track more than what’s on tonight • The New York Times
Sapna Maheshwari:
<p>Samba TV is one of the bigger companies that track viewer information to make personalized show recommendations. The company said it collected viewing data from 13.5m smart TVs in the United States, and it has raised $40m in venture funding from investors including Time Warner , the cable operator Liberty Global and the billionaire Mark Cuban.

Samba TV has struck deals with roughly a dozen TV brands — including Sony, Sharp, TCL and Philips — to place its software on certain sets. When people set up their TVs, a screen urges them to enable a service called Samba Interactive TV, saying it recommends shows and provides special offers “by cleverly recognizing onscreen content.” But the screen, which contains the enable button, does not detail how much information Samba TV collects to make those recommendations.

Samba TV declined to provide recent statistics, but one of its executives said at the end of 2016 that more than 90% of people opted in.

Once enabled, Samba TV can track nearly everything that appears on the TV on a second-by-second basis, essentially reading pixels to identify network shows and ads, as well as programs on Netflix and HBO and even video games played on the TV. Samba TV has even offered advertisers the ability to base their targeting on whether people watch conservative or liberal media outlets and which party’s presidential debate they watched.

The big draw for advertisers — which have included Citi and JetBlue in the past, and now Expedia — is that Samba TV can also identify other devices in the home that share the TV’s internet connection.

Samba TV, which says it has adhered to privacy guidelines from the Federal Trade Commission, does not directly sell its data. Instead, advertisers can pay the company to direct ads to other gadgets in a home after their TV commercials play, or one from a rival airs. Advertisers can also add to their websites a tag from Samba TV that allows them to determine if people visit after watching one of their commercials.</p>


"More than 90% of people opted in". Yeah, sure. They clicked "I agree" to make it go away.
smarttv  surveillance  business 
july 2018 by charlesarthur
Samsung and Roku smart TVs vulnerable to hacking, consumer reports finds • Consumer Reports
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The problems affect Samsung televisions, along with models made by TCL and other brands that use the Roku TV smart-TV platform, as well as streaming devices such as the Roku Ultra.

We found that a relatively unsophisticated hacker could change channels, play offensive content, or crank up the volume, which might be deeply unsettling to someone who didn’t understand what was happening. This could be done over the web, from thousands of miles away. (These vulnerabilities would not allow a hacker to spy on the user or steal information.)

The findings were part of a broad privacy and security evaluation, led by Consumer Reports, of smart TVs from top brands that also included LG, Sony, and Vizio.

The testing also found that all these TVs raised privacy concerns by collecting very detailed information on their users. Consumers can limit the data collection. But they have to give up a lot of the TVs’ functionality—and know the right buttons to click and settings to look for.</p>

Tested for the first time against the <a href=“https://www.thedigitalstandard.org/“>”Digital Standard”</a> (a new cybersecurity and privacy standard developed with third-party companies).

Just me, or does it feel like it would be easier to list the smart TVs which <em>aren’t</em> privacy-invading hacker-vulnerable nightmares?
Hacking  smarttv 
february 2018 by charlesarthur
Come vedere Sky Go su TV Box Android - ChimeraRevo
Abbiamo un abbonamento a Sky ma non riusciamo a sfruttare Sky Go su TV Box? Vediamo insieme come aggirare le limitazioni inserite nell'app ufficiale.
smarttv  tv-box  android-tv 
december 2017 by madfab
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cybersec  infosec  smarttv  IoT  from twitter
may 2017 by elsatch

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