If Google and LG like smart television, so should privacy police

The world's tech police have the opportunity to succeed in television where they initially failed with the rest of the connected world, and ensure that users retain a firm grasp on their data.

Smart television is nothing new. Nor is the shift in the platform wars, where tech firms duke it out for primacy of their operating systems, from smartphones to the television set.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on January 21, 2019, with the headline 'If Google and LG like smart television, so should privacy police'. Print Edition | Subscribe