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Samsung Smart TVs can record your voice and sell info to 3rd parties
South Korean tech giant Samsung recently rolled out a new line of Smart TVs powered by its own homegrown operating system Tizen.
“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.”
It’s not entirely clear how often the Smart TVs will be listening in on its users, but it is somewhat alarming that any audio recorded by the TV immediately becomes the property of Samsung.
Furthermore, the company is allowed to handle the information however they see fit no matter how “personal” or “sensitive” it may be.
With Samsung trying to lure users away from Google’s Android software, issues with trust could arise among potential consumers.