Chinese TV maker Skyworth under fire for excessive data collection that users call spying
Skyworth apologised and ended its partnership with a Beijing analytics firm after a user found one of its smart TVs was collecting data on all connected devices.
A network traffic analysis revealed that a Skyworth smart TV scanned for other devices connected to the same local network every 10 minutes and gathered data that included device names, IP addresses, network latency and even the names of other Wi-Fi networks within range. The data was sent to the Beijing-based firm Gozen Data.
Source: Chinese TV maker Skyworth under fire for excessive data collection that users call spying | South China Morning Post