If you own a Samsung HDTV with Smart TV technology; you may want to listen up.
Samsung’s Smart TV’s have the ability to listen to you and understand certain keywords in order to voice control the TV, such as lowering the volume or changing the channel.
What’s the problem with that?
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Samsung’s Smart TV not only listen to your conversations; it records them, and then uploads the data to their servers.
So, in essence, not all conversations are recorded and saved to Samsung servers. It uploads the voice data when a voice command search is recognized.
Not so bad. But, there are other concerns to consider with this Smart TV technology. Some Smart TV’s now include a camera and can recognize facial features. How secure is all of this?