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Voice-Activated TVs Can Spy on You!
Posted by: mrlynn
Date: February 08, 2015 07:30PM
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Today In Creepy Privacy Policies, Samsung’s Eavesdropping TV

As the number of connected devices — aka the Internet of Things, aka the sensornet — proliferates so too does the number of devices leaning on voice recognition technology as an interface to allow for hands free control.

Last fall, for instance, Amazon revealed a connected speaker with a Siri-style assistant that can perform tasks like adding items to your ecommerce shopping basket on command. Internet connected ‘smart TVs’ which let couch-potatoes channel-hop by talking at their screen, rather than mashing the buttons of a physical remote control are even more common — despite dubious utility to the user. The clear consumer electronics trajectory is for more devices with embedded ears that can hear what their owners are saying. And, behind those ears, the server-side brains to data-mine our conversations for advertising intelligence. . .

[techcrunch.com]

Fortunately or not, I remain years behind the technology.

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Posted by: pRICE cUBE
Date: February 08, 2015 08:38PM
That is why I stick with the "dumb" TVs.



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Posted by: Article Accelerator
Date: February 08, 2015 10:51PM
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mrlynn
Voice-Activated Samsung TVs Spy on You!

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Re: Voice-Activated TVs Can Spy on You!
Posted by: Speedy
Date: February 09, 2015 07:05AM
My TV has been talking back to me for many decades.



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Re: Voice-Activated TVs Can Spy on You!
Posted by: bazookaman
Date: February 09, 2015 11:26AM





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Re: Voice-Activated TVs Can Spy on You!
Posted by: Onamuji
Date: February 10, 2015 09:17PM
Worse than that, they're breaking in on your commercial-free videos to insert Pepsi ads.

[arstechnica.com]



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