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The television maker Vizio has [agreed / agreement] to pay $2.2 million to settle claims that it [collection / collected] data from 11 million people without their [consensual / consent] . The lawsuit [against / back] the flat-panel TV maker was filed by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) in the USA. The FTC discovered that Vizio had been gathering and selling data [on / at] customers without permission for [yearly / years] . The FTC claimed Vizio began making televisions in 2014 that automatically tracked [that / what] people were watching. They fitted tracking devices [to / at] TVs made before 2014 by using software [updates / uploads] . The FTC said: "Consumers didn’t know that [while / whilst] they were watching their TVs, Vizio was watching them."

The FTC said Vizio [captured / captioned] second-by-second information about what people were watching. The company also recorded people's [AP / IP] addresses. The FTC said this was a [breach / broach] of privacy and security. It said: "The data [generation / generated] when you watch television can reveal a [lots / lot] about you and your household." Vizio sold information [two / to] advertisers about people's age, sex, household size and income, [marital / martial] status, home ownership, and education level. However, the company did not share people's names. Vizio lawyer Jerry Huang said: "Today, the FTC has made it [clarity / clear] that all smart-TV makers should get people's consent [before / prior] collecting and sharing television [viewed / viewing] information."

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