News Samsung warns customers not to discuss personal information in front of smart TVs

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  1. chapped

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    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."

    Samsung has now issued a new statement clarifying how the voice activation feature works. "If a consumer consents and uses the voice recognition feature, voice data is provided to a third party during a requested voice command search," Samsung said in a statement. "At that time, the voice data is sent to a server, which searches for the requested content then returns the desired content to the TV."

    The company added that it does not retain or sell the voice data, but it didn't name the third party that translates users' speech.
     
  2. CrucifiedAGT

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    Im sure no government would every use such a tool to their advantage.
     
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    my tvs smarter than yours
     
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    "Now, but ..., don't worry, they're all asleep, alright, you did give me such beautiful flowers, ok but make it quick, oh baby, you're so beautiful, ouch that hurts, slowly please you're tooooooo bbbbbiiiiiiiiiiiig ....."
     
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    wonder if john hein makes the young boys speak in code????
     
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    SouthernListen New phone who dis? VIP

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    Does a smart tv have a microphone to capture voice? Mine doesn't seem to.
     
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  7. John Mahlin

    John Mahlin These go to eleven Gold

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    I never use the voice command, I'm lazy but jesus fucking christ, I'm not that lazy.
     
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    So it was actually a MISTAKE for Hyman Roth to turn up the TV when he talked to Michael in Godfather, Part 2?


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    How many times was Wig called a fag during AGT?
     
  10. chapped

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    yep

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    How can you tell if your samsung TV has a mic in it?
     
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    google the model... i own 3 none have mics
     
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    Really! I can't fucking sit in my own house and discuss stuff with my wife in fear of samsung listening> Fuck them, dusting off the old B&W tv.
     
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    If ya wanna have some funny Give the T V bad info lol
     
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    Smart TVs for dumb people.
     
  17. Nate

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    That was my thought. I can't have a conversation in my fucking living room because my tv might be listening?
     
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    I hope that Howard and Toni get caught talking about the wig in front of the TV.
     
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    You mean it captured my Skinamax induced moans?
     
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