Samsung Warns Customers To Be Careful What They Say Around Their Smart TV

Samsung warns customers not to discuss personal information in front of smart TVs

Samsung has confirmed that its "smart TV" sets are listening to customers' every word, and the company is warning customers not to speak about personal information while near the TV sets.

The company revealed that the voice activation feature on its smart TVs will capture all nearby conversations. The TV sets can share the information, including sensitive data, with Samsung as well as third-party services.

The news comes after Shane Harris at The Daily Beast pointed out a troubling line in Samsung's privacy policy: "Please be aware that if your spoken words include personal or other sensitive information, that information will be among the data captured and transmitted to a third party."

Samsung has now issued a new statement clarifying how the voice activation feature works. "If a consumer consents and uses the voice recognition feature, voice data is provided to a third party during a requested voice command search," Samsung said in a statement. - full article at link

re: 'if a consumer consents and uses'

Notice carefully. According to the wording in the Samsung statement, last paragraph above, to simply use voice-recognition is to consent to any possible use of anything whatsoever that is recorded. Which brings up the only possible conclusion on the matter - a Smart TV owner is an oxymoron. 

Windows 10 wants to listen in on you too by the way:

Alert: Windows 10 Now A 'Recommended' Update, May Auto Install - Because Big Brother Wants You On The 'IoT' 2-2-16 "Windows 10 takes control of the computer away from the user, essentially turning it into a Big Brother home portal. It tracks, listens, records, talks, downloads whatever it decides to automatically, and more; and is fully intended to continue to morph into who knows what in the years to come. No longer a 'product' says MS, it is now a "service". Of course the user does not own a 'service' - a service is something provided to him. The 'service' aka W10 is ultimately designed to plug users into the IoT* - "internet of things". That would be your W10 home portal, smart phone, smart TV, smart home with smart meter and smart refrigerator etc., smart Barbie [link], smart car, smart whatever all wired into one huge control grid with which to Big Brother micromanage the planet. Windows 10 Microsoft's final system designed to make it happen..."

Rev. 18:4

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