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This is not The Onion.

"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."

https://theweek.com/speedreads/538379/sa......mart-tvs

I'm wondering about the new Amazon Echo device as well.

I, for one, welcome our new robot overlords.
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"I, for one, welcome our new robot overlords."

Too little, too late. You already dissed them in the other thread.
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You didn't have to let them know! Thanks for nothing!

Robot Overlords, balducci is a great kidder, great kidder. Don't pay attention to anything he says, okay?
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And then your phone says "please repeat that".

Do you remember the game Simon Says?
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Jon, too. Always joking. We always used to call him Jonny the Jester--no, please don't use that death ray--oh, man, Robot Overlord, didja have to?

May I take one giant step?
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Why don't we have the FBI force Samsung to build/develop software (at no charge) that will screen out all conversations picked up by the TVs to identify bad actors and report them to the FBI?

That will have the imaginary pedophile terrorists quaking in their boots.
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We bought a Samsung Smart TV last fall. We bought the webcam that attaches to it so we can Skype with family back home. Ironically the camera lens is behind a shutter that must be physically slid open for the camera to see. I thought it a nifty little feature in case somebody could remotely activate the cam all they'd see is darkness.

We'd heard about the voice recognition's ability to capture and transmit conversations, so we disabled the feature.
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How did you disable it?
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You go to settings and hit disable.
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How did you disable it?


And how can you be sure, it got really disabled?
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Conspiracy nuts eh.
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How did you disable it?


And how can you be sure, it got really disabled?

Robot Overlord said so.

Ignore that open back door.
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Which robot overlord?
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Conspiracy nuts eh.


The package says no calories, fat free and tasty. Maybe that refers to the package?
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Smile

So is Big Brother now Uncle Samsung?
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NSA is glad to outsource its work to Google and Facebook.
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So is Big Brother now Uncle Samsung?


Monitoring for quality assurance purposes. recorded for detail review. collected and saved as with any other telecom data.

Kinda reads like that Santa Claus song... Better not pout during patriotic moments there, Winston Smith.
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Waiting for email to be spammed with Farrah Fawcett poster offers after watching Charlie's Angels this afternoon.

It's the marketing.
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For those who don't know - as of last year Siri is always listening.

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Waiting for email to be spammed with Farrah Fawcett poster offers after watching Charlie's Angels this afternoon.

It's the marketing.


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