Is your television spying on you?


CHERYL: WELL, SO MUCH FOCUS HAS BEEN PUT ON SOCIAL MEDIA SITES LIKE FACEBOOK AND SMARTPHONE DEVICES FOR MISUSING CONSUMER DATA, YOUR DATA, AND PUTTING TO QUESTION USER PRIVACY BUT THERE MAY BE ANOTHER CULPRIT RIGHT IN ARE INCREASINGLY BEING USED TO TRACK WHAT PEOPLE ARE WATCHING & COMPANIES ARE USING THIS INFORMATION TO TARGET THOSE INDIVIDUALS WITH SPECIFIC ADS. ONE COMPANY IS CAPITALIZING IN ALL OF THIS IS AT&T. THERE WAS A PURCHASE OF APP NEXU S, THEY ALSO JUST BOUGHT TIME-WARNER IS AT&T GOING TO BECOME THE BIGGEST CORPORATE SPY EVER? I WANT TO BRING IN LEADING TECH ANALYST COLLIN GILLIS. THIS IS A FASCINATING TOPIC. IT IS AND THEY’VE GOT TO EXECUTE QUITE A BIT BUT THEY HAVE THE BIDDING BLOCKS IN PLACE TO WHEN THEY BOUGHT NEXUS?>> THEY’RE MOVING EXTREMELY FAST. THEY CLOSED TIME-WARNER, AND THEN THEY POUNCED ON APP NEXUS, DROPPED A COUPLE BILLION DOLLARS THERE AND THEN ROLLED OUT WATCH TV. CHERYL: DO YOU THINK WE’RE GOING TO GET THIS OUTCRY, WE FOCUSED SO MUCH ON SOCIAL MEDIA DO YOU THINK THE NEXT OUTCRY IS ABOUT OUR TELEVISIONS AND FRANKLY DOES THE AVERAGE PERSON REALLY KNOW HOW CONNECTED THAT TV IS?>> SO LET’S THINK ABOUT THE 15 A MONTH IF YOU’RE NOT AN AT&T CUSTOMER FREE IF YOU ARE, SEEN IT WITH FACEBOOK, THERE MAY BE A DEGREE OF CRY ABOUT NECESSARILY MIND TARGETED ADS. CHERYL: THAT’S KIND OF WHAT I WAS GOING TO SAY IS IF YOU LOOK AT A LOT OF ONLINE POLLING ABOUT THE ISSUE OF PRIVACY MOST PEOPLE SAY I DON’T REALLY CARE SO MUCH. IN FACT I LIKE THE FACT THAT I GET ADVERTISEMENT THAT ARE TARGETED AT ME FOR WHETHER IT’S SHOPPING OR FOOD SHOPPING OR WHATEVER IT IS PEOPLE DON’T SEEM TO BE THAT UPSET ABOUT IT RIGHT NOW.>> SO THE ABILITY TO OWN CONTENT AND THE REPEAL OF NET NEUTRALITY HAS ALLOWED AT&T TO GO FROM BEING A DUMP PIPE FROM OF THE UTILITY JAIL. WE SEE OVER THE NEXT SIX QUARTER ISH ON AT&T AND THE STOCK BUT ALSO, THE PIPE IS SOMETHING THAT THAT GOES DIRECTLY INTO AND NEITHER IS GOOGLE THE TWO>> HAVING THAT CONNECTIVITY IS EXTREMELY POWERFUL AND NOW THEY’VE GOT THE CONTENT, CONNECTIVITY AND PUTTING IN PLACE THE MECHANISMS TO DELIVER TARGETED ADS, WITH THE IDEA CHERYL: OTHER PLAYERS COULD GET INTO THIS THINK ABOUT COMCAST, VERIZON, I’M THINKING OF THE BIGGEST COMPANIES THAT HAVE THE PIPE IN THE HOMES.>> ABSOLUTELY AND THERE USED TO BE BUSINESS MODELS BACK IN THE DAY BECAUSE THE ONLY COMPANY THAN SAY GOOGLE WOULD BE THE ISP ‘S THE ACTUAL PIPE WHERE DEVICES CAN BE SEEN AND RECORDED AND MONITORED AND PROFILES ARE BUILT UP ON YOU AND THERE WAS A HEALING CRY BUT LIKE ALL THINGS AGAIN AND SEE IF THEY CAN DELIVER ON THIS BUSINESS MODEL. CHERYL: IT’S INTERESTING BECAUSE YOU MENTIONED FACEBOOK AND WE TALKED ABOUT GOOGLE THEY’VE BEEN VERY SUCCESSFUL AT TARGETING ADVERTISING AT THE CONSUMER AND THEY HAVE MADE AN INCREDIBLE BUSINESS OUT OF THAT. DO YOU THINK THAT AT&T IS GOING TO DO THE SAME?>> THEY CERTAINLY HAVE THE POTENTIAL AND ONE THING THAT’S GOING TO HELP THEM IS ADVERTISERS WOULD LIKE TO SEE THE DUOPOLY OF FACEBOOK AND GOOGLE BROKEN UP A LITTLE BIT TO HAVE A THIRD ADVERTISING OPTION WHICH WOULD BE AT&T AND LET’S NOT FORGET THAT THEY HAVE INCREDIBLE REACH WE’RE TALKING 100 MILLION WIRELESS SUBSCRIBERS 25 MILLION TV SUBSCRIBERS SO IF CERTAINLY SOMETHING THAT THEY’RE EXECUTING AND EXECUTING QUICKLY ON. CHERYL: YOU TALK ABOUT SAMBA TV THAT COLLECTS THE DATA FROM THE ED 13.5 MILLION CONSUMER DATA FROM TELEVISION BUT THEY’VE ‘S INVESTED IN THEM, AND THIS IS OUR NEXT ACQUISITION TARGET?>> I MEAN, YOU KNOW, THERE IS SPECULATION THAT YOU’RE GOING TO SEE MORE AND MORE PLAYERS WHO VALIDATE A PARTICULARLY WITH THE REPEAL OF NET NEUTRALITY, THAT’S THE BIG PART OF IT. IT ALLOWS THESE TELCOS TO KEEP PEOPLE WITHIN WALLED GARDENS AND TARGETED ADVERTISEMENTS AND I’M GIVING YOU FEWER ADS AS A SERVICE BUT THE REALITY IS I’M BUILDING A PROFILE AND

23 thoughts on “Is your television spying on you?

  1. Big brother is watching you 24/7 . Smart phones , tablets , computers , and smart televisions . Anything connected to the internet is watching and listening to you .

  2. REAL Breaking News : Donald Trump : "I have accepted the resignation of Scott Pruitt as the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency" fuck yes !!!

  3. That AT&T merger shouldn't have happened,now look at what their doing gobbling up everything in it's path😭😭😭😭😭

  4. Targeting ad is not so bad. You can turn off or opt out if you know how to set the settings. Sometimes you want to rec relevant ad for your purchase. Get special offer, pricing, rebate, product info, competitor's info, new product in the mkt, etc. Just like cell ph. If you turn off the tracking location, you won't be able to use the map/GPS to find the nearest restaurant, gas station, hotel, tourist attraction, park, ATM, mall, route, etc. Or get police help during emergency. Why? They don't know your location! Technology has 2 sides to the coin – good and bad. You don't stop driving b/cos you hear car accident everyday some where in the US. Be realistic. It is so obvious. That's why everyone continues to drive.

  5. You are Damn Right… the NSA (US Government) is collecting and controlling all of you connected systems!
    Secret World of US Election: Julian Assange talks to John Pilger – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zEMKrRXjA3U

  6. Your tv, fridge, washer & dryer, some shower heads, smart kitchen appliances, your security cams………… Etc.. Etc.

  7. Here, I’ll tell you for sure, who’s spying on you. I cannot believe people haven’t figured this out, this has been going on for awhile now.

    Remember when your cable company said everyone has to use these little tiny boxes, ya know to enhance your viewing experience? Because everything going to HIGH DEFINITION now! Remember?

    And to boot, we’re paying an extra couple bucks every month per box.

    And it’s spying on us! Think I’m kidding? I’m not.
    I’d say break one open and you’ll see but you’ll end up having to pay for it, but it’s worth it!

    You’ll see what I mean! Make a video doing that, would you?

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