Samsung gives warning about talking in front of the Smart TV

Michael Lewis, Toronto Star, Feb 09, 2015
Commentary by Stephen Downes

Not the TV! It is - quite literally - Orwellian. As the Toronto Star summarizes, "A voice command feature on Samsung’s Smart TV could allow the interception of private living room conversations and their transmission to third parties, the company says in a privacy statement highlighted Monday by online news site the Daily Beast." So if you have one of the TVs (and I do, here) then you have to be careful what you say, as it will be sent to a third party, transcribed, and then - well, who knows what then?

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