- Samsung Smart TVs will listen to, capture and transmit your private conversations, company warns | theage.com.au
Not only can your TV 'hear' and transmit your conversations to Samsung, but Samsung has warned that this information "could be transmitted to a third party"! This might include some very sensitive, private information that you have inadvertently discussed while near your TV!
We have one of these Smart TV's, so I am most definitely going to be checking the settings on it today to make sure this feature is turned off.
I'm fairly sure we did already turn it off pretty soon after we got the TV, as it kept 'listening' and changing channels unexpectedly - very annoying!
But the worry is what it might have 'heard' and transmitted to Samsung while it was turned on - and I'm not sure how long we had the feature enabled! Once this information is 'out there', there is no getting it back.
Is your TV listening in on your conversations?
Update Friday 13th Feb, 2015