Vizio Settles Lawsuit Over Tracking Customers Without Consent

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A Vizio TV box is displayed at a Best Buy store in Fairfax, Va. on Nov. 26, 2015. (Paul J. Richards/AFP/Getty Images)

Vizio settled at $2.2 million settlement Monday in a lawsuit that claimed the company used its internet-connected TVs to track customers without their knowledge. The lawsuit was filed by the Federal Trade Commission and the attorney general of New Jersey.

The television maker said in a statement that the information collected was used in aggregate, and never paired with “personally identifiable information such as name or contact information.”

Here & Now‘s Jeremy Hobson gets the latest about the case with Jason Bellini (@jasonbellini) of the Wall Street Journal.

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