Internet, Privacy and Televisions

It seems that television (hardware) makers do not have very clear ideas (or have understood it too well) of which kind of information one can extract from private people when their televisions are connected to internet. Here is a possibly disturbing but not surprising story.

Obviously the televisions will ‘call home’ for a variety of reasons and purposes, and this is part of having the television connected to internet. What it should also be spelled out clearly, is what the television reports back about its owner.