Here are 5 things you should know.
1. Your Vizio smart TV is spying on you unless you manually turn it off.
About a year ago, Vizio was fined $2.2 million dollars for collecting and selling customer viewing habits without their consent. Their TVs do this by periodically capturing screenshots to figure out what viewers were watching and sold that information to third-parties, which was called “Automated Content Recognition” (ACR).
Practically all of their newer models are shipped with this enabled by default and they even remotely turned on ACR on older models, but it can be disabled through a somewhat hidden menu setting.