DoctorBeet's Blog: LG Smart TVs logging USB filenames and viewing info to LG servers →http://doctorbeet.blogspot.com/2013/11/lg-smart-tvs-logging-usb-filenames-and.html
Best of all, there’s a buried setting that allows you to disable “Collection of watching info,” but the TV still sends channel viewing information back to LG. Oh, and it’s unencrypted.
That’s sloppy programming on LG’s part, but more importantly, this practice is wrong. At the very least, opting out of info collection should actually work and disable the entire mechanism, dashboard ads and all. I wouldn’t be surprised to see a class-action over this.