"In a statement, LG said that its smart TVs collect viewing information like channel, TV platform, and broadcast source in order to "deliver more relevant advertisements and to offer recommendations to viewers based on what other LG Smart TV owners are watching." "
People buy your products and you make a profit. That does NOT give you the right to treat them like sheep to be sheared for a continueing income stream. If you want that business model let people know what you're doing and give them the products.
"The company's TVs include the option to turn off this data collection, but "we have verified that even when this function is turned off by the viewers, it continues to transmit viewing information although the data is not retained by the server," LG said. "
"By speculating about our capabilities, it makes it easier for people who want to evade interception but are seeking to damage our country, or kill people, it makes it easier for them to evade interception. That is something that is very, very serious, and very damaging."
Guess he never saw any of the nine seasons of "Spooks" a British series about MI6. They we're pretty acurate about the intellegnce agencies capabilities long before Snowden showed it wasn't just make believe.
I am so tired of power junky control freaks in a position of authority. Since they think privacy is obsolete and we if we're doing nothing wrong we shouldn't care about these privacy violations, then I propose the following. Before they can put these type of policies in effect for one year prior they must do the following:
1) Post all personnal financial data and metadata of all communications updated in real time.
2) Have a real time audio and video feed of their all activities all the time.
3) Have to go naked (for some of these folks that will be a hardship on us) all the time.
If they think their policies are so important to public safety that they agree to these immodest proposals, I might rethink my objections to them.
"Duffy is going to realize that if he keeps making this argument, he's actually hanging himself out to dry, almost certainly leading up to Steele and Hansmeier quickly tossing Duffy under the bus when the opportunity permits (one assumes soon after they're done doing the same to Mark Lutz)."
Before that there were Alan Cooper and Bret Gibbs. This is starting look like an absurd version of Agatha Cristie's "Ten Little Indians".
Of course the games shouldn't be banned. However; if you're talking about banning the GTA5 TV commercials I'm on board. In addition to being annoying they are right in the middle of the uncanny valley.
I figured they settled on 54 as the number of plots for the same reason it was chosen in "The Manchurian Candidate". At breakfast one morning Senator John Yerkes Iselin (James Gregory) is complaining to his wife, Mrs. Eleanor Shaw Iselin (Angela Lansbury) that he can't keep track of how many communist have supositly have infiltrated the government. After an exasperated sigh she looks across the breakfast table and see a bottle of Hienz ketsup and tells him its 54.
Re: Why does every hack want to taint his source with crappy imitation?
Frequently remakes are lousy. As Theodore Sturgeon stated "90 percent of everything is crap", personally I've always thought he was being generous. But, that's the point it isn't just the remakes that are terrible some times it is also the source material.
To decide in advance that something is now a classic and can never be touched is wrong on so many levels. It denies everyone in the future the ability to play with an idea or concept. Will most of them suck? Yep, but that gem that you would deny the chance to come into existence makes it worth plowing through the dross.