Posted 02/09/2015 at 1:55 PM
Posted 2 years ago
Is your smart TV too smart?
Samsung has alerted users that they should be careful of what they say while their smart TV is on.
This is because of Samsung’s voice activation feature. That feature carefully listens and records what it hears. In fact, some of what it hears and records may be shared with Samsung’s partners.
Additionally, “If you do not enable Voice Recognition, you will not be able to use interactive voice recognition features, although you may be able to control your TV using certain predefined voice commands. While Samsung will not collect your spoken word, Samsung may still collect associated texts and other usage data so that we can evaluate the performance of the feature and improve it…You may disable Voice Recognition data collection at any time by visiting the “settings” menu. However, this may prevent you from using all of the Voice Recognition features.”