Be careful what you say when your smart TV is on, Samsung warns customers
Do you have a smart television? Better watch what you say in front of the TV set, Samsung is warning its customers.
Even if the owner opts out of the voice-recognition feature, which allows owners to request content by simply asking for it, the set will still capture what is said. The information, however, won’t be forwarded to a third party if voice-recognition has been turned off, CNN Money and the Daily Beast report.
In a written statement provided Friday to the Daily Beast, Samsung said data is encrypted and it is the owner’s choice whether to use the voice recognition feature:
“Samsung takes consumer privacy very seriously. In all of our SmartTVs we employ industry-standard security safeguards and practices, including data encryption, to secure consumers’ personal information and prevent unauthorized collection or use voice recognition, which allows the user to control the TV using voice commands, is a Samsung SmartTV feature, which can be activated or deactivated by the user. The TV owner can also disconnect the TV from the Wi-Fi network.”
Hat tip: Daily Mail
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