Careful What You Say, Your Samsung Smart TV Might Be Listening
Recently Samsung made an announcement that riled up privacy protesters everywhere..
They blatantly stated that their new Smart TV’s are in fact capable of listening to and recording your conversations.
The TV owner can also disconnect the TV from the Wi-Fi network.” Okay, maybe so, but isn’t the whole point of a Smart TV its ability to connect to wifi and go on the internet? Why would we want to turn off the feature that cost us an extra $200 or more? I think if it were me, I would just stick to using the good old fashioned remote. If you can’t speak freely and openly in your own living room, where else is left? Luckily, there is a way to turn off this feature, you will be trading convenience for your privacy. To do this, go to the “Settings Menu” and select “Smart Features.” Scroll down to “Voice Recognition” and switch it to “Off.” While you will no longer be able to use the “Hi TV” command to activate the voice features, you can still access them by pressing the microphone button on your remote. Not so bad at all really, good thing this information came out! What other devices have been spying on us that we don’t know about? Does anyone ever read the full terms of service? Much Love .
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