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Remote control: Samsung TVs are spying on you

by | 9th, February 2015

Shouting at the telly might be a good thing. Samsung says its smart televisions with a ‘voice” function are listening.

Samsung warns :

 “If your spoken words include personal or other sensitive information, that information will be among the data captured and transmitted to a third party.”

Corynne McSherry, an intellectual property lawyer for the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), responds:

“If I were the customer, I might like to know who that third party was, and I’d definitely like to know whether my words were being transmitted in a secure form.”

Samsung responds:

“If a consumer consents and uses the voice recognition feature, voice data is provided to a third party during a requested voice command search. At that time, the voice data is sent to a server, which searches for the requested content then returns the desired content to the TV.”

Which makes you wonder what the spooks are doing with such key

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