Your smart TV could be too smart

By Drum Digital
10 February 2015

Samsung is warning customers to avoid discussing personal information in front of their smart television set.

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The warning applies to TV viewers who control their Samsung Smart TV using its voice activation feature.

These types of sets "listen" to every conversation held in front of them and might share any details they hear with Samsung or third parties, the company said.

The warning came to light via a story in online news magazine the Daily Beast which published an excerpt of a section of Samsung's privacy policy for its net-connected Smart TV sets.

The policy explains that the TV set will be listening to people in the same room to try to spot when commands are issued. It goes on to warn, "If your spoken words include personal or other sensitive information that information will be among the data captured and transmitted to a third party." You’ve been warned!

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