SAMSUNG WARNS CONSUMERS TO NOT TALK IN FRONT OF YOUR SMART TELEVISION

AS THE NUMBER OF CONNECTED DEVICES PROLIFERATES SO TOO DOES THE NUMBER OF DEVICES LEANING ON VOICE RECOGNITION TECHNOLOGY AS AN INTERFACE TO ALLOW FOR HANDS FREE CONTROL. Last fall, for instance, Amazon revealed a connected speaker with a Siri-style assistant that can perform tasks like adding … Continue reading SAMSUNG WARNS CONSUMERS TO NOT TALK IN FRONT OF YOUR SMART TELEVISION

Samsung Responds to Privacy Concerns Over TVs Recording “Personal” Conversations

Private communications being sent to government? Samsung has responded to privacy concerns over its warning that voice recognition software used in the company’s line of smart TVs is being used to record “personal” conversations and send them to third parties. Last November we highlighted Samsung’s global privacy policy, which advises users to, “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.” Michael Price, counsel in the Liberty and National Security Program at the Brennan Center for Justice … Continue reading Samsung Responds to Privacy Concerns Over TVs Recording “Personal” Conversations

Samsung ‘Smart TV’ Records “Personal” Conversations & Sends Them to Third Parties

Samsung’s new global privacy policy for its line of Smart TVs states that a user’s personal conversations will be recorded by the device’s microphone and transmitted to third parties. A 46-page privacy policy which is now included in all newly purchased Samsung Smart TVs states that voice recognition technology “may capture voice commands and associated texts” in order to “improve the features” of the system. The policy, a summary of which is also posted online, ominously advises users to, “Please be aware that if your spoken words include personal or other sensitive information, that information will be among the data captured … Continue reading Samsung ‘Smart TV’ Records “Personal” Conversations & Sends Them to Third Parties