Roku Streaming Devices Default to ‘Scary’ Privacy

February 19, 2021 ☼ rokuprivacysmart-tv

Source: Daring Fireball

Link: Roku Streaming Devices Default to ‘Scary’ Privacy

Most (all?) major smart TVs are privacy disasters too. Privacy is probably the main Apple TV advantage I didn’t mention the other day when speculating on why Apple TV even still exists. But even on an Apple TV box, you’re at the mercy of each app you use, and the major streaming services all collect information on everything you do. I mean, how else would their recommendation algorithms work? Or even just picking from where you left off in a movie you paused a day or two ago?

John’s comments on an article from the Mozilla Foundation are spot on.