Who's Watching What You Watch?

16 March 2022
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The ABC - Australia's trusted national broadcaster - will soon require accounts for viewing its video-on-demand platform, iView. We show that the iView system currently sends detailed information about each viewer's choices to several third-party companies. When the viewer logs in, a hash of their email address is sent along with the details of what they watch. This does not stop if the person opts out of all data sharing, or if the shows are for children. (Although the video doesn't specifically show this, data sharing also doesn't stop if the account is registered as a child's account).

- Vanessa Teauge Chew the Tech

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