Vizio may soon inform customers when its smart TVs are spying on them

Vizio is apparently trying to figure out a way to inform its TV owners that it spies on their viewing habits. The Hollywood Reporter first spotted and reported that the company is developing a “notice program with direct notification to the class through Vizio Smart TV displays.” The news popped up in a request to extend the time needed to submit a motion for a preliminary settlement in a class action lawsuit against the company. So basically, it’s possible that Vizio users will get a pop-up notification that explains what the company is doing and when.

The TV company already previously settled with the Federal Trade Commission for $2.2 million in 2017, along with the agreement to get users’ consent before collecting data. The company…

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