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Smart TV displays porn, US retail store apologizes 

February 24, 2012 2:59pm
Several families browsing through products at a gadget store in Greenville (South Carolina) in the United States were shocked after seeing several large "smart" television sets in the store began to display pornographic images.
 
The smart TVs, some of them measuring 55 inches, were on display at the Best Buy store in Greenville, South Carolina, TV station WSPA, an affiliate of CBS network, reported.
 
"It was extremely, extremely pornographic image. I think even the word 'pornographic' doesn't cover it.  I have never watched pornography, so I don't know what else you can see there, but to me, I really felt extremely violated," the report quoted customer Gloria Berg as saying.
 
At the time, Berg said she was inside the store with her son and the latter's children.
 
She said they were looking at the store's display of 55-inch screen smart TVs when a pornographic photo of a man and woman suddenly popped up.
 
Berg said the image stayed up for several minutes before the manager came over and took it down. But by then, several horrified families had seen it.
 
According to Berg, the manager told her someone had used the store's WI-FI to upload the image to the TVs.
 
She added the manager told her the same thing had happened the night before and there was nothing the store could do about it.
 
"They, like, brush it off like it's...who cares?  Nobody cares.  It's pornography.  And we are getting adjusted to that kind of mentality.  That's why we are losing our morals," Berg said.
 
WSPA-TV said Best Buy's corporate office apologized for the incident.
 
It quoted Best Buy's corporate office as saying two individuals accessed the store's wireless signal "to broadcast inappropriate content on a smart television display."
 
"In both cases, we worked immediately to disable the inappropriate content.  We greatly apologize for this unfortunate incident and we are working to ensure that it does not happen again," Best Buy said.
 
Despite the apology, the Berg family has filed a complaint with police for dissemination of pornographic material. — TJD, GMA News



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