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RE: Fire stick

That is my point that the data was not interpreted correctly when he performed his testing. He stated the uploaded usage exceeded the download usage which does not make sense for a smart tv. So if a person streamed a 1 GB movie it was actually uploading more data then downloading? and this made logical sense to him? So instead of further evaluation the decision was that the smart TV must be spying. As I stated before if you have cable or a streaming service they already know what you are watching. What other information is it uploading? My Smart tv has no built in camera or microphone. I think this has been beat up enough already.
paddywanpeep 07/21/19 05:12am Technology Corner
RE: Fire stick

Attacking an individual, rather than attacking the argument, is a classic tactic used when someone is on the losing side of a debate. On the contrary I find then when people are losing the battle they try to write a eloquent statement as you did. I still laugh to myself. Gigs, per 1 smart tv.. I think your equipment needs to be checked out or maybe an e-learning class for you to be able to better understand the operation of it.
paddywanpeep 07/20/19 05:06am Technology Corner
RE: I finally got my 3500

Its a good looking truck, Congrats!
paddywanpeep 07/19/19 11:59am Tow Vehicles
RE: Running your propane Refrigerators while fueling?

People will keep doing what they have been doing and I doubt that anything on this forum will change that. You have to decide for yourself what you want to do to feel comfortable with.
paddywanpeep 07/19/19 11:57am Travel Trailers
RE: Fire stick

Seriously? You are accusing me of lying and spreading bad information? Yes Once again - they already know what you are watching. Dont make it sound like your smart tv is taking video of you, listening to your conversations and trying to hack your network - again with GIGS of data LOL. So it tells the company what you watched - Whoopie Doo - Thats how they put the 'recommended for you' on their. But hey feel free to keep wearing your tinfoil hat and hurry down to Area 51 too.
paddywanpeep 07/19/19 11:55am Technology Corner
RE: Fire stick

Sorry but I work in tech as well and I still call total BS on your smart TV uploading gigabytes of data. What is it uploading? Shows you watch or channels you flip too? If you have cable and a dvr they already know what you watch and record. If you want to stay behind the times and get rabbit ears go ahead but dont give out bad information to others.
paddywanpeep 07/19/19 05:34am Technology Corner
RE: Fire stick

Device makers also monitor the user's activities. I run a PiHole on my home network. I was absolutely shocked at the amount of 'phone home' traffic going from my Roku back to whatever their mothership is. It is constantly trying to pass data out of my network, even when it is not being used. I actually stopped using the Roku and similar devices (like a 'Smart' TV) as a result of this tracking. I have dedicated Mac Mini's for streaming that feed my TV's. That way I can control what data is coming out of the device, install my own ad blockers, etc. Remember, if the product is free (or in this case really cheap), then you are the product. Amazon has low-end Fire Sticks & Rokus for $25. That is just covering the cost of materials. The big money is tracking your activity and selling your viewing habits. I was monitoring the SmartTV on my sister's network. Also shocking is the amount of traffic going TO the Internet from this device. Literally gigabytes of data being uploaded. What is actually going on is the TV is taking screen shots of content coming from other devices. Watching a DVD/Blu-ray on HDMI 1? How about watching the ball game on a satellite receiver on HDMI 2? Of course the TV doesn't natively know what the content is. So it sends screen shots to the mothership so they can continue to analyze your viewing habits. I showed this data to my sister and she promptly removed the SmartTV from her network. Paranoid much? I doubt its uploading gigabytes of data LOL. And who cares anyway if they know you are watching a Nascar race anyway.
paddywanpeep 07/18/19 04:27am Technology Corner
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