The TV maker Vizio will pay $2.2 because it collected from 11 million people without asking . The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) in the USA said Vizio gathered and sold data on for . Vizio began making in 2014 that tracked what people were watching. They used updates to track on TVs made before 2014. The FTC said: " didn’t know that…Vizio was watching ."
The FTC said Vizio captured viewing and customers' IP . This was a of privacy and security. The FTC said: "The data generated when you watch television can reveal a about you." Vizio sold data on people's , sex, household size and income, status, home , and education, but not their names. A Vizio said: "TV makers should get people's before collecting and sharing TV information."