Inconvenient Truth #95: The Samsung Smart TV

It Was Only A Dream

Do you really think it’s only the Samsung Smart TV?  Think again…

Reprinted from Sky News (Archived here)

IFA 2011 Consumer Technology Trade Fair

Samsung has warned people against discussing sensitive and private information in the vicinity of its new smart televisions – because it will be translated into text and stored in a central computer.

The new privacy policy for the voice-activated television allows the company and its partners to listen in on everything that people say.

The policy states: “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 through your use of voice recognition.

“While Samsung will not collect your spoken word, Samsung may still collect associated texts and other usage data so that we can evaluate the performance of the feature and improve it.”

Samsung insists that the data is encrypted to keep…

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