So do you remember that one movie? The one where your TV spied on you and shared your conversations with the government and others? But wait: This is really happening to Samsung TV owners! So here’s a warning to Samsung TV owners: don’t talk too loud!
In fact, Samsung itself confirms it and issues the warning. They actually told customers their smart TV can pick up on every word they say. Therefore, they warn Samsung TV owners not to talk about personal or incriminating things. Their own TV’s voice activation feature can share the information with Samsung, the government, your employer, your family/friends, your church, your kids’ schools, anybody!
Samsung even talked about how the voice activation feature works. The Samsung TV owner uses this feature. Then the feature gives voice data to a third party. Again, keep in mind that third party could be anything or anyone. This happens after somebody activates a certain command. However, you can disable voice recognition. Just do so on the settings menu. Also, you can disconnect your Samsung TV from WiFi. Yes, you’ll be watching TV 1990s style. But to me, it’s worth it to keep your privacy and sanity in tact. A Samsung spokesperson insists they take privacy very seriously. The jury is still out on that one.
This is the third severe foul up Samsung had in six months. In September-October, Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7 phones exploded on customers, literally. It was so bad us in Boston can’t fix it with our screen replacement. Then, their washing machines literally blew up on customers. These two mishaps costs Samsung billions of dollars. And now this. This is the last thing Samsung needs right now! And wait until privacy rights activists get a hold of this. Don’t you think they’re going to raise cain over your TV spying on you? How much can one corporation take?
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