Hello, 1984: Samsung Is Literally Warning Customers That Their TVs Listen in on Personal Conversations
You're about 30 years late, Samsung.
It’s 2015! Hoverboards? Flying cars? No, but we’ve got telescreens. Yay?
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 through your use of Voice Recognition.
After Twitter users became concerned that their TVs would judge them ungoodthinkful,
— Parker Higgins (@xor) February 8, 2015
Samsung clarified that the third party was just used for speech to text translation, according to BBC News. “If a consumer consents and uses the voice recognition feature, voice data is provided to a third party during a requested voice command search. 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 clarified, adding that the audio wasn’t retained for any future use.
The idiot box has gotten too smart for its own good.
(via BBC News)