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Hackers targeting your TV

Hackers targeting your TV
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It's hard to find an electrical gadget today that doesn't connect to the Internet, or won't very soon. TVs are no exception.

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Learn more about five surprising connected gadgets coming to your house soon.

It started a few years ago with third-party streaming boxes, like the Apple TV and Roku, that connected your TV to the Internet. Now, most new TVs have Internet connections built in and support apps. Google is even bringing its mobile Android operating system to some TVs later this year.

These "smart" TVs are great for watching movies with Netflix or Amazon Prime, playing games, checking your Facebook or surfing the Internet. Some even have built-in cameras for video chatting through apps like Skype.

Sounds like a good thing, right? You can do more things in one place with one gadget. You don't need a computer, tablet or smartphone cluttering up your living room.

Naturally, though, there is a catch - and it's not good.

Next page: Find out what it is
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