Is Your Samsung Smart TV Listening And Recording What You Say?

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Is Your Samsung Smart TV Listening And Recording What You Say?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.

Samsung’s privacy policy states “To provide you the Voice Recognition feature, some voice commands may be transmitted (along with information about your device, including device identifiers) to a third-party service that converts speech to text or to the extent necessary to provide the Voice Recognition features to you. In addition, Samsung may collect and your device may capture voice commands and associated texts so that we can provide you with Voice Recognition features and evaluate and improve the features. 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.”

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.”

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