Samsung SmartTV: Watch, what you look at watches you


Let's go to the other room so the audience can not hear us! With her smart TVs Samsung you have to be careful what you say especially when they are turned on.Samsung SmartTV spying

Some who have been reading the fine text in the Samsung manual have discovered many paragraphs that are opposed to privacy policy. The paragraphs refer to the voice recognition feature and begin somewhat painlessly:

"To enable voice recognition, certain voice commands may be transmitted (along with information about your device, such as your device ID) to a third-party service that converts speech into text to the extent necessary to provide the your voice recognition capabilities. ”

The next paragraph comes with the assumption:

"In addition, Samsung can collect and your device can capture voice commands and related texts, so that we can provide you with voice recognition capabilities, evaluation and enhancement features."

As you can see from above, Samsung can find people as long as it has MAC addresses. Samsung records what you say along with your device's MAC address and your Internet Service Provider can find you!

The situation is even worse in the last paragraph:

"You should be aware that if your oral speech includes personal or other sensitive information, that information is among the data collected and transmitted to third parties through the use of the voice recognition feature."

So do not worry about using Internet Banking with Samsung open and whispering the password because the Korean company will record your password and send it to third party services.

Even worse, it is as Samsung says:

"If you do not enable the voice recognition feature, you will not be able to use interactive voice recognition features to be able to control your TV using certain predefined voice commands. In case of deactivation, Samsung will not collect your spoken word, but will be able to collect texts and other usage data, so that we can evaluate the performance of the device and its improvement. "

You can turn off voice recognition data collection at any time by visiting the Settings menu. However, this may prevent you from using all the voice recognition features. ”

Samsung naturally reports on privacy policy that all the data it collects is encrypted and can not be used by unauthorized persons.

But Anthem's hack, Target, Sony and many other companies are real. Of course, all of the aforementioned companies had made similar commitments and praised the effectiveness of their safety.

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