If you turn on your Vizio TV now, you might see a strange message telling you that you can "get money" from a class action deal. This is because Vizio has settled the $ 17 million case for allegedly spying on what you are watching – and tells you how to get your money by controlling your TV because it's not ironic or ominous in a little . This is a feature that was noticed in the development last September, so we knew it was coming.
Customers – and the Federal Trade Commission – have accused Visi of tracking data for years, even getting details of the second for the second about which people were watching. He claims to track the default data, hinder tracking exclusion, and compares these broadcasting habits with age and gender to target your ads. In 201
Last year, Vizio settled the case for $ 17 million, and that's where the payout comes from. After deducting legal fees and dividing the remaining 16 million customers who used their Vizio TVs during the affected time frames, most customers will not see a huge profit – but at around $ 13 to $ 31, it should be enough for a month worth Netflix, if nothing else.
One thing that creepy TV message is good for? We put the word on how to get the money. If you purchased Vizio TV between 1 February 2014 and 6 February 2017, you can visit VizioTVsettlement.com to complete the online documents at any time before April 29, 2019.
As part of the agreement, Vizio promised to delete all review of data collected before February 6, 2017. He also said he would change the opt-out language to "accept / reject" instead of "accept / set" so that users can more clearly refuse to track their data if they wish.
Although Vizio notifies users of the deal, he maintains his innocence by saying: "Vizio denies these allegations. The court did not decide who was right.