dminton at mindspring.com
Mon Nov 22 12:14:53 EST 2004
As of yet, I don't think Tivo does the individual tracking that we fear, at
least not that they are admitting. I just read a US News article about the
president of Nielsen Media Research (the world-famous TV Ratings company),
and it discussed Tivo--in that Tivo did not gather enough info to make their
user stats useful to either Nielsen.
On 11/21/04 5:35 PM, "Ken Pugh" <kpughmisc at pughkilleen.com> wrote:
> Tivo can act like big brother. Every time it downloads the latest
> schedule, it uploads all your viewing habits.
> However, you can save money and not get tracked by not subscribing to their
> service. Okay, you actually have to look at a TV schedule and manually
> enter the information. But I figure if I'm not willing to do at least
> that, I probably shouldn't be watching the show anyway.
> You can also hack your Tivo to get rid of the history, I think. Check out
> Tivo hacking on google.
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