Read the comments below that linked article. The fifth one is interesting:
"today my tv upgraded to new software version; in this new
so called fix they have done two things. 1. option to collect info
in main menu has gone. 2. new service agreement forced on user,
where he/she agrees to give personal information this information
can be shared with thirdparty and sent to south korea. if i dont
agree to this agreement, my tv is just dumb tv, none of the options
work. is that they call fix ? looks like lawyers fixed this
problems than the RD team.”
So, LG’s “update to fix the issue” is essentially, “We’re taking away the OPTION to turn off the data collection, and making the “smart features” dependent on acceptance of new terms, which simply allow that collection by default.”?
If this turns out to be true, I won’t need to be reminded to never buy another LG product again. Ever.
They just joined my short, but illustrious list of boycotted consumer goods companies:
- Mitsubishi Corporation (a permanent, blanket boycott over their ongoing ‘earth rape')
- Samsung Corporation
- and now, LG