Ssshh! Your Samsung tv is listening

We’re gradually entering into that era. The robots are coming! lol

Samsung has warned customers about discussing personal information in front of their smart tv sets.

The warning applies to tv viewers who control their Samsung Smart tv using its voice activation feature. Such tv sets “listen” to some of what is said in front of them and may (which means Most Likely) share details they hear with Samsung or third parties, it said.
It emphasised that the voice recognition feature is activated using the tv’s remote control.
Samsung’s privacy policy explains that the tv set will be listening to people in the same room to try to spot when commands or queries are issued via the remote. It goes on to say: “If your spoken words include personal or other sensitive information, that information will be among the data captured and transmitted to a third party.”

So, a typical day with a visitor will go thus:

Welcome to my home, please don’t talk about your wife or mine *gestures at tv* how are the kids? Please, don’t answer that. Are you a beer drinking man? Oh, ignore that question. Please have a seat, i will be right back. Do not make any comments on whatever you see on the tv. *returns with drinks* Lets talk politics on the lawn, shall we?
Good going, Samsung!


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