Fun fact: The first Compaq Portable computer came out in 1983 and cost more than $8,400 in today’s money. Wow, how the world has changed.
Still, you spent a lot of money on your computer, and you want it to work well for a long time. You don’t have to deal with the same problems with your TV, but people often ask me what the best way is to get fingerprints and dust off of it.
You have to be aware of tracking on your TV, just like you do on your computer or phone. Find out how you let a spy into your living room and what you can do about it by reading on.
Why do TVs cost so Cheaps?
Remember when a big flat-screen TV was something only rich people could afford?
Now, TVs have a lot of bells, whistles, and smart features, and you can buy top-of-the-line models for a fraction of the price. What’s up?
It all comes down to the facts. You already know that the things you keep to yourself are worth a lot of money. One way to stop greedy data brokers is to stop using their sites to find people.
Think about how much your TV knows about you and your family. That information makes up for the fact that new TVs are cheap. Over time, this data farming brings in more money than those sets ever did.
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Is It Worth It? It Depends
In the digital world, it’s hard to do much without being tracked, watched, or sold in some way. Some people work hard to find ways around this, like paying for more privacy or using alternatives that focus on the user and not on mining data.
Others throw up their hands and say that this is the price we have to pay for the free and cheap services and devices we depend on to run our lives.
I’m kind of in the middle. Yes, you have to put up with some tracking and data collection if you want to use anything from a smart assistant to your email.
But you don’t have to agree with every way of collecting. If you’re willing to dig into your device’s settings, you can do much to regain your privacy.
Here’s where to start when it comes to your TV.
How To Stop Your Tv From Spying On You?
As Per Sources, Many smart TVs have cameras built in that most people don’t know about. There’s not much you can do besides void the warranty on the device and take it apart yourself. You could cover it with electrical tape, but who wants that on their TV screen?
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Start with the tracking features on your smart TV, especially the Automatic Content Recognition feature.
What is Automatic Content Recognition, and how do I turn it off? It has a feature that can tell what kind of ad, TV show, or movie you are watching on your TV. This includes streaming boxes, cable or over-the-air TV, and DVD and Blu-Ray players.
This information is collected and used for marketing and advertising to specific groups of people. There are ways to stop all of this if it sounds too scary. How you do it will depend on what brand of TV you have.