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Company In ‘Tens of Millions’ Of American Homes Shares Data With Chinese State-Owned Tech Firm

A software company identified by the New York Times as “gathering troves of data” on Americans is partnered with Chinese government-owned technology firm Hisense and retains directors formerly employed by companies such as Huawei that have collaborated with the Chinese military, the National Pulse can reveal. The company in question, Alphonso Inc., is a Silicon Valley-based startup whose technology is “embedded in tens of millions of smart TVs, TV chipsets, set-top boxes, and other connected devices” that gathers massive amounts of personal data on Americans. Its technology is used by popular companies such as LG, TiVo, and Sling, but a more sinister connection exists: