Smart-television maker Vizio has agreed to pay $2.2 million US to authorities to settle allegations that its televisions collected information on what 11 million viewers were watching, without their consent.According to the settlement of a lawsuit with the U.S. Federal Trade Commission and the attorney general for New Jersey, California-based Vizio has been collecting information on viewing habits from millions of unwitting customers who have bought one of the company’s smart televisions since 2014.”On a second-by-second basis,” the FTC says, “Vizio collected a selection of pixels on the screen that it matched to a database of TV, movie, and commercial content.”

Source: Vizio TVs secretly tracked viewership in U.S. without consent – Business – CBC News